The Chubb Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

The Chubb (NYSE:CB) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. The Chubb Corporation, a holding company, offers property and casualty insurance, which includes personal, standard commercial and specialty commercial insurance. The Company provides insurance coverage principally in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Latin America and Asia.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to The Chubb Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.73 per share on revenues of $3.02 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.27.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $1.5 to a profit $1.6. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $6.66, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how The Chubb has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 13,220 13,020 13,320 13,580 13,600
Diluted EPS ($) 4.92 6.18 6.76 5.76 5.69

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,345 3,410 3,423 3,362 3,400
Diluted EPS ($) 1.60 1.83 1.48 1.98 0.40

Past Performance:
The Chubb has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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