Verisk Analytics Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Up Now

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) delivered a profit and beat 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. Shares are up 0.02%.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 17.02% to $0.55 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.47 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 12.88% to $421.32 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Verisk Analytics, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.55 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.53. It beat the average revenue estimate of $418.95 million.

Quoting Management: Scott Stephenson, president and chief executive officer, said, “Second-quarter results were solid and reflected increased organic growth. This strength is a result of the commitment and hard work of our leadership and their teams. Our focus on analytic solutions allows our customers to leverage the power of the increased volume of data available to understand the changing landscape of risk. We are proud to partner with our customers and continue to invest in developing new and enhanced solutions to meet their needs, both in the United States and other parts of the world.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 4.46% from $403.32 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 3.77% from $0.53 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.62 to a profit $0.61. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.31 to a profit of $2.3 over the last ninety days.

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