Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company (NYSE:WSH) 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.
Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share were the same at $0.59 in the quarter as EPS of $0.59 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 5.7% to $890 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company reported adjusted EPS income of $0.59 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.58. It beat the average revenue estimate of $876.13 million.
Quoting Management: “We continued to build on our solid performance at the end of last year and through the first half of 2013, delivering our third consecutive quarter of robust top line growth,” said Willis Group CEO, Dominic Casserley. “I am pleased with the progress we made in our adjusted operating income, after considering the unfavorable foreign exchange and the uneven comparison resulting from the recent change to our compensation policy. Across our Company, our Associates are looking forward to continuing our positive momentum throughout the remainder of 2013.”
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue decreased 15.32% from $1.05 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 59.59% from $1.46 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 $0.21 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.62 to a profit of $2.76 over the last ninety days.
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