Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq: VRSK ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 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 grow 14.3% and EPS will grow 22.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $388.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.50.
Last quarter, Verisk Analytics chalked up revenue of $373.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $327.3 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 $0.47. GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q2 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 64.0%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 41.4%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.97.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 78 members out of 87 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 24 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 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 $51.82.
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