Verisk Analytics (NAS: VRSK) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Verisk Analytics's revenues will increase 16.4% and EPS will expand 20.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $403.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Last quarter, Verisk Analytics reported revenue of $415.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $351.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.58 for Q4 were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 59.1%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 38.3%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.6%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.34.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 83 members out of 93 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 26 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Verisk Analytics a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Verisk Analytics is outperform, with an average price target of $53.55.
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