Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.20 Per Share

Equities analysts expect Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) to announce $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have made estimates for Crawford & Company’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.17 and the highest is $0.23. Crawford & Company posted earnings per share of $0.19 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5.3%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Monday, August 5th.

On average, analysts expect that Crawford & Company will report full year earnings of $0.79 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.75 to $0.85. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $0.88 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.85 to $0.92. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Crawford & Company.

Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 6th. The business services provider reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.05). Crawford & Company had a net margin of 2.16% and a return on equity of 23.96%. The firm had revenue of $247.06 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $269.43 million.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Crawford & Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 30th. ValuEngine raised shares of Crawford & Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. Finally, Raymond James cut shares of Crawford & Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 16th.

CRD.B traded down $0.03 during trading on Friday, hitting $9.31. 1,484,527 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 34,804. Crawford & Company has a twelve month low of $8.00 and a twelve month high of $10.56. The firm has a market cap of $475.77 million, a P/E ratio of 12.12 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a current ratio of 1.34. The business’s 50 day moving average is $8.73.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 23rd were paid a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 22nd. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. Crawford & Company’s dividend payout ratio is 25.32%.

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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