Verisk Analytics Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides actuarial and underwriting data to U.S. property and casualty, and insurance risks. The Company offers solutions for detecting fraud in the U.S. property and casualty insurance, healthcare and mortgage industries as well as methods to predict and quantify loss in diverse contexts ranging from natural catastrophes to health insurance.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Verisk Analytics Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.53 per share on revenues of $403.26 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 31.18.

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 $0.54 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.33, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Verisk Analytics has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 893.55 1,027 1,138 1,332 1,534
Diluted EPS ($) 0.83 0.70 1.30 1.63 1.92

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 ($) in millions 351.59 346.50 373.23 398.86 415.73
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4710 0.44 0.43 0.48 0.5718

Past Performance:
Verisk Analytics 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)