Analysts Expect Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) to Announce $0.23 EPS

Analysts expect Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.23 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Crawford & Company’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.22 to $0.24. Crawford & Company posted 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 scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report 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 fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.72 to $0.74. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $0.82 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.80 to $0.85. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Crawford & Company.

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

Several analysts recently issued reports on CRD.B shares. ValuEngine upgraded Crawford & Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut Crawford & Company from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 27th.

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Shares of NYSE CRD.B traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $10.01. The company had a trading volume of 3 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,809. The company has a market capitalization of $537.06 million, a PE ratio of 12.66 and a beta of 1.02. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $9.68 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $9.33. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40. Crawford & Company has a one year low of $8.00 and a one year high of $10.79.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 19th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 18th. Crawford & Company’s payout ratio is presently 25.32%.

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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