Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq: VRSK ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 16.6% and EPS will expand 14.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $410.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Last quarter, Verisk Analytics reported revenue of $398.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $340.1 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 $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q3 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 60.7%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 39.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.8%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.53 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.01.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 81 members out of 92 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 28 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give Verisk Analytics a green thumbs-up, and one 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 $51.91.
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