Meadowbrook Insurance Group Earnings Preview

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Meadowbrook Insurance Group (NYS: MIG) didn't hit the Street's expectations last quarter, but investors hope that it will rebound this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, August 1. Meadowbrook Insurance Group offers a full range of insurance products and services, focused on niche and specialty program business.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Meadowbrook Insurance Group, with four of six rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Meadowbrook Insurance Group better than competitor National Interstate overall. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $200 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 8.9% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.17 per share. Estimates range from $0.14 to $0.24.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 97.9% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All Stars, with 95.9% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Meadowbrook Insurance Group, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 40 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Meadowbrook Insurance Group's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Meadowbrook Insurance Group's profit has risen year over year by an average of 8.1%.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows net margins over the past four quarters:

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Net Margin

7.8%

7.8%

7.7%

7.0%

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