Verisk Analytics Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

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Verisk Analytics, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 12.77% to $0.53 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.47 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 16.4% to $403.32 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Verisk Analytics, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.53 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.53. It beat the average revenue estimate of $403.26 million.

Quoting Management: Scott Stephenson, president and chief executive officer, said, “I`m pleased with our first-quarter results, which reflect solid performance across our businesses. By focusing on our strength in analytics and our extensive industry knowledge and data sets, we will continue to be a valued partner to customers, which will also support our growth agenda. In line with this objective, our businesses are identifying promising investment opportunities, which we are actively pursuing.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 2.99% from $415.73 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 15.87% from $0.63 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.54 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.28 to a profit of $2.33 over the last ninety days.

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