Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited (NYSE:WSH) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Willis Group Holdings PLC is an insurance broker. The Company offers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.31 per share on revenues of $1.05 billion.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.6 to a profit $0.57. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.62, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Willis Group Holdings Public Limited has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,827 3,263 3,332 3,447 3,480
Diluted EPS ($) 2.05 2.59 2.66 1.15 -2.58

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 ($) in millions 819.00 1,013 842.00 754.00 871.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1397 1.28 0.61 0.15 -4.653

Past Performance:
Willis Group Holdings Public Limited has beat analyst estimates 3 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)