Brokerages Expect Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) Will Post Earnings of $0.20 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages predict that Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) will announce earnings of $0.20 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Crawford & Company’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.17 to $0.23. Crawford & Company reported earnings per share of $0.19 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 5.3%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Monday, August 5th.

On average, analysts expect that Crawford & Company will report full year earnings of $0.79 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.75 to $0.85. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.88 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.85 to $0.92. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Crawford & Company.

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

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on CRD.B shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 16th. ValuEngine cut shares of Viewray from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. Finally, Raymond James set a C$3.50 price objective on shares of StorageVault Canada and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 16th.

Shares of NYSE:CRD.B traded down $0.13 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $9.34. 17,241 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 129,618. 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 company has a market cap of $503.82 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.82 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.93. Crawford & Company has a 1 year low of $8.00 and a 1 year high of $10.56.

About Crawford & Company

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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