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Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE: AJG) unveils its next round of earnings Jan. 25. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for Thursday's Q4 earnings announcement

Earnings and Revenue

Arthur J. Gallagher EPS is expected to be around 74 cents per share, according to sell-side analysts. Sales will likely be near $1.49 billion.

In the same quarter last year, Arthur J. Gallagher posted EPS of 53 cents per share on sales of $1 billion. If the company were to post earnings inline with the current consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, EPS would be up 12.12 percent. Revenue would be up 7.58 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate   1.03 0.39 0.66
EPS Actual 0.81 1.03 0.4 0.66

 

Q4 EPS Estimate: 74 cents per share
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $1 billion

Stock Performance

Shares of Arthur J. Gallagher were trading at $64.56 as of Jan. 23. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 22.4 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

Analyst estimates have adjusted higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on Arthur J. Gallagher stock is a Neutral. The validity of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

Conference Call

The Arthur J. Gallagher's Q4 conference call is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. ET and can be accessed here: https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/6vjk8ovr

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