Infinity Property and Casualty Earnings Preview

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Infinity Property and Casualty (NAS: IPCC) came in under analyst's estimates last quarter, but now have a chance to fix things this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, August 4. Infinity Property and Casualty is a holding company that, through subsidiaries, provides personal automobile insurance with a concentration on nonstandard auto insurance.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Infinity Property and Casualty with analysts unanimously rating it hold. Analysts haven't adjusted their rating of Infinity Property and Casualty for the past three months.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $258.4 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 $0.86 per share. Estimates range from $0.73 to $1.11.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly backing the stock, with 100% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All Stars, with 88.4% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Infinity Property and Casualty, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 13 posts in the past 30 days. The bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars for Infinity Property and Casualty outpaces Fool enthusiasm for the company.

Management:
Infinity Property and Casualty's profit has risen year over year by an average of 56.2%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

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

4.4%

11.5%

12.3%

6.9%

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