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Earnings Outlook for Arthur J. Gallagher


On Thursday, October 29, Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE: AJG) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Arthur J. Gallagher is included in the following report.

Net Income, Earnings, And Earnings Per Share

Earnings and EPS are useful metrics of profitability. Total earnings also known as net income is equal to total revenue minus total expenses. Dividing net income by the total number of shares outstanding yields EPS.

Earnings And Revenue

Arthur J. Gallagher EPS will likely be near $0.92 while revenue will be around $1.41 billion, according to analysts. In the same quarter last year, Arthur J. Gallagher reported EPS of $0.8 on revenue of $1.82 billion.

What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?

Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.

The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent a 15.0% increase for the company. Revenue would be down 22.74% on a year-over-year basis. Arthur J. Gallagher's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2019
EPS Estimate 0.72 1.73 0.52 0.79
EPS Actual 0.94 1.83 0.58 0.80
Revenue Estimate 1.41 B 1.76 B 1.40 B 1.42 B
Revenue Actual 1.58 B 1.83 B 1.72 B 1.82 B

Stock Performance

Shares of Arthur J. Gallagher were trading at $105.5 as of October 27. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 14.89%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be satisfied going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Arthur J. Gallagher is scheduled to hold the call at 17:15:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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