Validus Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Validus Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based reinsurer. The Company concentrates on property risks and other reinsurance lines.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Validus Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.38 per share on revenues of $500.03 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 9.38.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $1.34 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Validus Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,279 1,937 1,980 1,907 2,061
Diluted EPS ($) 0.61 9.24 3.34 0.14 3.99

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 ($) in millions 527.72 519.22 431.04 604.27 506.38
Diluted EPS ($) 0.33 1.18 1.62 2.11 -0.92

Past Performance:
Validus Holdings 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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