Verisk Analytics, Inc (VRSK) is a leading consulting services business based in the US. It opened the day at $201.77 after a previous close of $201.24. During the day the price has varied from a low of $201.11 to a high of $204.8. The latest price was $204.47 (25 minute delay). Verisk Analytics is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 9,060 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Verisk Analytics's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $192.47, which is 12.36% up on its pre-crash value of $168.69 and 65.05% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $116.6101.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Verisk Analytics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $733.14 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,164.44.
|52-week range||$116.0818 - $206.5422|
|50-day moving average||$198.6421|
|200-day moving average||$185.6381|
|Wall St. target price||$208.53|
|Dividend yield||$1.08 (0.54%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.029|
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|1 week (2021-01-05)||1.24%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||6.23%|
|6 months (2020-07-16)||16.56%|
|3 years (2018-01-12)||109.71%|
|5 years (2016-01-12)||174.35%|
Valuing Verisk Analytics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Verisk Analytics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Verisk Analytics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, Verisk Analytics shares trade at around 50x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Verisk Analytics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.04. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Verisk Analytics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Verisk Analytics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.2 billion (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Verisk Analytics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||35.54%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.04%|
|Return on equity TTM||29.82%|
|Market capitalisation||$32.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.3 million Verisk Analytics shares held short by investors – that's known as Verisk Analytics's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% up from 1.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Verisk Analytics shares can be evaluated.
Verisk Analytics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Verisk Analytics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Verisk Analytics shares traded daily (recently around 639791.74757282). Verisk Analytics's SIR currently stands at 2.06. In other words for every 100,000 Verisk Analytics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2060 shares are currently held short.
However Verisk Analytics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Verisk Analytics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Verisk Analytics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Verisk Analytics's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Verisk Analytics shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0092% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Verisk Analytics shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Verisk Analytics.
Find out more about how you can short Verisk Analytics stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Verisk Analytics.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 20.14
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Verisk Analytics's overall score of 20.14 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Verisk Analytics is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 0.61/100
Verisk Analytics's environmental score of 0.61 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Verisk Analytics is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.58/100
Verisk Analytics's social score of 11.58 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Verisk Analytics is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.46/100
Verisk Analytics's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Verisk Analytics is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Verisk Analytics scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Verisk Analytics has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||20.14|
|Total ESG percentile||24.72|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 22% of net profits
Recently Verisk Analytics has paid out, on average, around 22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Verisk Analytics shareholders could enjoy a 0.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Verisk Analytics's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.
While Verisk Analytics's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Verisk Analytics is investing more in its future growth.
Verisk Analytics's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Verisk Analytics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $116.0818 up to $206.5422. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Verisk Analytics's is 0.7759. This would suggest that Verisk Analytics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. It provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, commercial banking and finance, and various other fields. The company operates through three segments: Insurance, Energy and Specialized Markets, and Financial Services. The Insurance segment focuses on the prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements for property and casualty customers. It also develops predictive models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and customized analytics that help its customers to manage their businesses, including detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses. The Energy and Specialized Markets segment provides data analytics for the natural resources value chain, including energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power, and renewables sectors; research and consulting services focusing on exploration strategies and screening, asset development and acquisition, commodity markets, and corporate analysis; and consultancy services in the areas of business environment, business improvement, business strategies, commercial advisory, and transaction support, as well as analysis and advice on assets, companies, governments, and markets. The Financial Services segment offers benchmarking, decisioning algorithms, business intelligence, and customized analytic services to financial institutions, payment networks and processors, alternative lenders, regulators, and merchants. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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