Zacks: Brokerages Expect Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) to Announce $0.23 Earnings Per Share

Equities research analysts expect Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) to post earnings of $0.23 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Crawford & Company’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.24 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.22. Crawford & Company reported earnings of $0.30 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 23.3%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Monday, February 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Crawford & Company will report full-year earnings of $0.73 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.72 to $0.74. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $0.82 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.80 to $0.85. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Crawford & Company.

Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 4th. The business services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $254.68 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $258.48 million. Crawford & Company had a net margin of 2.98% and a return on equity of 28.60%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on CRD.B. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Crawford & Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 7th. ValuEngine raised shares of Crawford & Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 14th.

Shares of CRD.B traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $9.52. The stock had a trading volume of 400 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,945. Crawford & Company has a 1 year low of $8.00 and a 1 year high of $10.79. The firm has a market cap of $489.25 million, a PE ratio of 11.97 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 1.31 and a quick ratio of 1.31. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $10.01 and its 200 day moving average is $9.62.

Crawford & Company Company Profile

Crawford & Company provides claims management and outsourcing solutions to the risk management and insurance industry, and self-insured entities. The company's Crawford Claims Solutions segment offers claims management services related to property, casualty, and catastrophe losses caused by physical damage to commercial and residential real properties, and personal properties, as well as marine losses.

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