Zacks: Analysts Expect Crawford & Company (CRD.B) to Announce $0.20 EPS

Equities analysts expect Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) to report $0.20 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Crawford & Company’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.24 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.18. Crawford & Company posted earnings per share of $0.19 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5.3%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Monday, August 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Crawford & Company will report full year earnings of $0.80 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.75 to $0.84. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $0.92 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.90 to $0.94. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Crawford & Company.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Crawford & Company from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 25th were given a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 23rd. Crawford & Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -40.82%.

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About Crawford & Company

Crawford & Company (Crawford) is an independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance and self-insured entities. The Company’s Crawford Solution offers claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for various product lines, including property and casualty claims management; workers’ compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration.

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