Aon plc (AON - Free Report) offers risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resource consulting and outsourcing services globally. With operations in more than 120 countries, the company utilizes its resources to develop individual as well as group insurance programs. It offers its services globally across personal lines, mid-market companies and multinational companies.
Inorganic growth strategies and cost containment measures form the foundation for Aon’s operational strength. The company intends to continue with its acquisition activities globally, particularly in the emerging economies, in order to reach out to more clients.
Moreover free cash flow generation helps the company to implement efficient capital management strategies that boost shareholder confidence on the stock.
However, the company is exposed to catastrophes which affect its financials adversely. Moreover, increased debt levels, competitive threats, and pressures from lawsuits raise caution.
Aon has a solid history when it comes to earnings as the stock has beaten estimates in three of the last four quarters, making for an average surprise of 4.21%.
Currently, Aon has a Zacks Rank #3 Hold), but that could definitely change following its earnings report which was just released. We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:
Earnings: Aon’s second quarter earnings meet our estimate. The company’s adjusted operating earnings of $1.45 per share came in line Zacks Consensus Estimate.
Aon PLC Price and EPS Surprise
Revenue: Revenues surpassed our estimate. Our consensus called for revenues of $2.35 billion, and the company reported revenues of $2.4 billion.
Operating expenses increased 31% to $2.5 billion.
Adjusted Operating margin expanded 110 basis points to 22.4%.
Free cash flow decreased 28% to $354 million for the first half of 2017.
Check back later for our full write up on this AON earnings report later!
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