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Verisk Analytics

Nasdaq:VRSK
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet with limited growth.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
VRSK
Nasdaq
$25B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. The last earnings update was 77 days ago. More info.


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VRSK Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
1.8%
NasdaqGS:VRSK
1.5%
US Professional Services
0.8%
US Market
1 Year Returns
35.3%
NasdaqGS:VRSK
9.7%
US Professional Services
4.8%
US Market
VRSK Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Verisk Analytics (VRSK) 1.8% 4.4% 11.2% 35.3% 78% 143.5%
US Professional Services 1.5% 4.9% 6.3% 9.7% 41.8% 66.3%
US Market 0.8% 4.3% 2.8% 4.8% 37.9% 43.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • VRSK outperformed the Professional Services industry which returned 9.7% over the past year.
  • VRSK outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 4.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
VRSK
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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Value

 Is Verisk Analytics undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Verisk Analytics to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Verisk Analytics.

NasdaqGS:VRSK Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:VRSK
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Professional Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.85
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.852 (1 + (1- 21%) (11.6%))
0.954
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.95
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (0.954 * 5.96%)
8.41%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:VRSK using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Verisk Analytics is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:VRSK DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.41%)
2020 855.37 Analyst x4 788.99
2021 883.55 Est @ 3.29% 751.74
2022 911.17 Est @ 3.13% 715.08
2023 938.56 Est @ 3.01% 679.42
2024 966.00 Est @ 2.92% 645.02
2025 993.68 Est @ 2.87% 612.01
2026 1,021.75 Est @ 2.82% 580.47
2027 1,050.32 Est @ 2.8% 550.40
2028 1,079.49 Est @ 2.78% 521.78
2029 1,109.31 Est @ 2.76% 494.59
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $6,339.50
NasdaqGS:VRSK DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $1,109.31 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (8.41% – 2.73%)
$20,052.97
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $20,052.97 ÷ (1 + 8.41%)10
$8,940.64
NasdaqGS:VRSK Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $6,339.50 + $8,940.64
$15,280.15
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $15,280.15 / 163.67
$93.36
NasdaqGS:VRSK Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $93.36
Current discount Discount to share price of $152.25
= -1 x ($152.25 - $93.36) / $93.36
-63.1%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Verisk Analytics is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Verisk Analytics's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Verisk Analytics's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VRSK PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $3.65
NasdaqGS:VRSK Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-07-15) in USD $152.25
United States of America Professional Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 38 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 22.66x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,084 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.01x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Verisk Analytics.

NasdaqGS:VRSK PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:VRSK Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 152.25 ÷ 3.65

41.72x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Verisk Analytics is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Professional Services industry average.
  • Verisk Analytics is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Verisk Analytics's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VRSK PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 41.72x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 15 Analysts
11.5%per year
United States of America Professional Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 31 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 1.74x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,124 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.59x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:VRSK PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 41.72x ÷ 11.5%

3.63x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Verisk Analytics is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Verisk Analytics's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VRSK PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $13.26
NasdaqGS:VRSK Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-07-15) in USD $152.25
United States of America Professional Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 61 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 2.43x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,240 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.81x
NasdaqGS:VRSK PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:VRSK Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 152.25 ÷ 13.26

11.48x

* Primary Listing of Verisk Analytics.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Verisk Analytics is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Professional Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Verisk Analytics's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Professional Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Professional Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Verisk Analytics has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Verisk Analytics expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
11.5%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Verisk Analytics expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Verisk Analytics's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Verisk Analytics's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Verisk Analytics's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VRSK Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:VRSK Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 15 Analysts 11.5%
NasdaqGS:VRSK Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 15 Analysts 6.6%
United States of America Professional Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 31.8%
United States of America Professional Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.1%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.5%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VRSK Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:VRSK Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 2,920 1,237 787 5
2020-12-31 2,741 1,071 699 15
2019-12-31 2,566 1,039 619 15
NasdaqGS:VRSK Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 2,439 974 600
2018-12-31 2,395 934 599
2018-09-30 2,352 912 657
2018-06-30 2,302 848 612
2018-03-31 2,224 753 579
2017-12-31 2,145 744 555
2017-09-30 2,081 685 458
2017-06-30 2,030 622 465
2017-03-31 2,005 592 451
2016-12-31 1,995 578 452
2016-09-30 1,967 588 452
2016-06-30 1,939 653 449

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Verisk Analytics's earnings are expected to grow by 11.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Verisk Analytics's revenue is expected to grow by 6.6% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VRSK Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Verisk Analytics Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:VRSK Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 4.89 5.17 4.55 3.00
2020-12-31 4.24 4.57 4.09 9.00
2019-12-31 3.72 3.84 3.60 9.00
NasdaqGS:VRSK Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 3.65
2018-12-31 3.63
2018-09-30 3.98
2018-06-30 3.71
2018-03-31 3.51
2017-12-31 3.36
2017-09-30 2.76
2017-06-30 2.78
2017-03-31 2.69
2016-12-31 2.68
2016-09-30 2.68
2016-06-30 2.66

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Verisk Analytics is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Verisk Analytics's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Verisk Analytics has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Verisk Analytics performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Verisk Analytics's growth in the last year to its industry (Professional Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Verisk Analytics's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Verisk Analytics's 1-year earnings growth is less than its 5-year average (3.6% vs 11.3%)
  • Verisk Analytics's earnings growth has not exceeded the US Professional Services industry average in the past year (3.6% vs 28%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Verisk Analytics's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Verisk Analytics Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:VRSK Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 2,438.90 600.10 383.90
2018-12-31 2,395.10 598.70 377.20
2018-09-30 2,351.50 657.10 366.10
2018-06-30 2,301.90 611.80 347.70
2018-03-31 2,223.80 579.30 332.50
2017-12-31 2,145.20 555.10 316.00
2017-09-30 2,081.00 458.00 306.30
2017-06-30 2,030.00 464.80 305.40
2017-03-31 2,005.10 450.60 303.60
2016-12-31 1,995.20 451.50 300.00
2016-09-30 1,966.50 452.03 298.03
2016-06-30 1,938.81 448.71 291.87
2016-03-31 1,869.11 500.83 271.99
2015-12-31 1,760.70 487.50 250.70
2015-09-30 1,748.16 478.78 232.66
2015-06-30 1,726.42 453.62 218.18
2015-03-31 1,721.38 382.80 219.54
2014-12-31 1,431.10 354.00 187.00
2014-09-30 1,698.59 357.93 228.05
2014-06-30 1,661.85 353.81 228.67
2014-03-31 1,628.65 347.31 229.79
2013-12-31 1,595.70 342.31 228.98
2013-09-30 1,468.24 342.56 214.34
2013-06-30 1,455.17 330.58 216.26
2013-03-31 1,438.04 322.31 220.54
2012-12-31 1,407.85 317.46 218.19
2012-09-30 1,470.18 311.16 227.01

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Whilst Verisk Analytics has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%), this is metric is skewed due to its high level of debt.
  • Verisk Analytics used its assets more efficiently than the US Professional Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Verisk Analytics's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Verisk Analytics's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Professional Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Verisk Analytics has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Verisk Analytics's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Verisk Analytics's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Verisk Analytics's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Verisk Analytics's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Verisk Analytics's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.3x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Verisk Analytics Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqGS:VRSK Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 2,170.50 2,595.90 179.50
2018-12-31 2,070.60 2,696.00 142.80
2018-09-30 2,141.20 2,564.90 151.60
2018-06-30 2,073.60 2,758.90 135.80
2018-03-31 2,184.30 2,757.80 153.60
2017-12-31 1,925.40 2,991.80 146.10
2017-09-30 1,672.60 2,870.70 145.70
2017-06-30 1,465.90 2,394.70 144.30
2017-03-31 1,385.60 2,274.20 158.60
2016-12-31 1,332.40 2,373.10 138.50
2016-09-30 1,475.43 2,272.11 168.24
2016-06-30 1,449.86 2,271.06 199.77
2016-03-31 1,290.47 2,974.72 135.29
2015-12-31 1,372.00 3,138.60 141.90
2015-09-30 1,313.64 3,190.55 172.46
2015-06-30 1,244.32 3,310.24 149.22
2015-03-31 331.72 1,296.03 156.70
2014-12-31 211.04 1,425.85 43.16
2014-09-30 725.98 1,265.67 436.22
2014-06-30 676.29 1,265.49 423.29
2014-03-31 599.53 1,265.31 431.29
2013-12-31 547.59 1,265.13 169.71
2013-09-30 483.00 1,299.95 184.72
2013-06-30 365.51 1,399.77 176.84
2013-03-31 352.52 1,444.59 272.50
2012-12-31 255.59 1,454.41 94.70
2012-09-30 142.05 1,559.23 102.67
  • Verisk Analytics's level of debt (120.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (212.4% vs 120.9% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37.1%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 6.6x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Verisk Analytics's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Verisk Analytics has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Verisk Analytics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0.66%
Current annual income from Verisk Analytics dividends. Estimated to be 0.45% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Verisk Analytics shares you are expected to receive $13 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Verisk Analytics's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.41%).
  • Verisk Analytics's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.71%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VRSK Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Professional Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 21 Stocks 1.5%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2018 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:VRSK Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.53 4.00
2020-12-31 0.75 7.00
2019-12-31 0.71 7.00
NasdaqGS:VRSK Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-04-30 1.000 0.694
2019-02-19 1.000 0.761

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Verisk Analytics is not paying a notable dividend for United States of America, therefore no need to check if the payments are stable.
  • Verisk Analytics is not paying a notable dividend for United States of America, therefore no need to check if the payments are increasing.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Verisk Analytics's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Verisk Analytics's dividends as it is not paying a notable one for United States of America.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Verisk Analytics's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Verisk Analytics's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Verisk Analytics afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Verisk Analytics has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Verisk Analytics's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Scott Stephenson
COMPENSATION $7,743,757
AGE 62
TENURE AS CEO 6.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Scott G. Stephenson has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Verisk Analytics, Inc. (also known as Insurance Services Office, Inc.) since March 2011 and April 01, 2013 respectively. Mr. Stephenson served as the Chief Operating Officer of at Verisk Analytics, Inc. (also known as Insurance Services Office, Inc.). Mr. Stephenson served as an Executive Vice President at Verisk Analytics, Inc. from 2002 to 2008 which he joined in 2001 focusing on bringing new value and functionality to the Verisk Analytics product offerings. Prior to Insurance Services Office, Inc., he served as the President of Intego Solutions LLC from 2001 to 2002. He served as an Advisor of Silver Lake Partners from 1999 to 2001 and also served as its Partner. He served as a Senior Partner of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) from 1989 to 1999. He was a Partner of Silver Lake. He served as an Executive Vice President of ISO at AscendantOne, Inc. He served as Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Span2. Mr. Stephenson also worked in advanced technology design with Atlantic Research Corporation. Along with Ascendant One, Inc., he serves as a Director of AIR (Applied Insurance Research) of Boston, MA and Xoriant Corporation of Santa Clara, CA. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors and a Director of Verisk Analytics, Inc. since April 1, 2016 and April 2013 respectively. He also serves as Member of the Board of Advisors of the Goizueta Business School of Emory University and the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. He has served on numerous civic and charitable boards. Mr. Stephenson received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

CEO Compensation
  • Scott's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Scott's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Verisk Analytics management team in years:

2.2
Average Tenure
53.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Verisk Analytics management team is about average.
Management Team

Scott Stephenson

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$8M
AGE
62
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Lee Shavel

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
52
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Mark Anquillare

TITLE
Executive VP & COO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
53
TENURE
3.1 yrs

Kenneth Thompson

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
59
TENURE
13.5 yrs

Vince McCarthy

TITLE
Group President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
54
TENURE
0.9 yrs

David Grover

TITLE
VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
47
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Nick Daffan

TITLE
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Stacey Brodbar

TITLE
Head of Investor Relations

Mark Magath

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Risk & Compliance

Yang Chen

TITLE
Head of Corporate Development & Strategy
TENURE
1.5 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Verisk Analytics board of directors in years:

10.5
Average Tenure
62.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Verisk Analytics board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Scott Stephenson

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$8M
AGE
62
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Sam Liss

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$260K
AGE
62
TENURE
14.5 yrs

Terri Vaughan

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$260K
AGE
62
TENURE
6.4 yrs

Bruce Hansen

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$245K
AGE
59
TENURE
4.2 yrs

Annell Bay

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$245K
AGE
63
TENURE
2.9 yrs

Christopher Foskett

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$265K
AGE
61
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Frank Coyne

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$295K
AGE
70
TENURE
17.5 yrs

Andrew Mills

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$245K
AGE
66
TENURE
17.5 yrs

David Wright

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$245K
AGE
69
TENURE
20.5 yrs

Dinos Iordanou

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$245K
AGE
69
TENURE
18.5 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Verisk Analytics's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Verisk Analytics has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Did You Miss Verisk Analytics's (NASDAQ:VRSK) Impressive 144% Share Price Gain?

One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS). … During five years of share price growth, Verisk Analytics achieved compound earnings per share (EPS) growth of 12% per year. … NasdaqGS:VRSK Past and Future Earnings, July 15th 2019 This free interactive report on Verisk Analytics's earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

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Is It Too Late To Buy Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) At Its June Price?

This illustrates that Verisk Analytics is overvalued compared to the US market average ratio of 18.14x , and overvalued based on current earnings compared to the Professional Services industry average of 21.28x. … But, seeing as Verisk Analytics is perceived as a high-growth stock, we must also account for its earnings growth, which is captured in the PEG ratio. … This means that, when we account for Verisk Analytics's growth, the stock can be viewed as overvalued , based on fundamental analysis.

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Don't Sell Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Before You Read This

View our latest analysis for Verisk Analytics How Do You Calculate Verisk Analytics's P/E Ratio? … The formula for price to earnings is: Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS) Or for Verisk Analytics: P/E of 40.14 = $146.51 ÷ $3.65 (Based on the year to March 2019.) Is A High P/E Ratio Good? … NasdaqGS:VRSK Price Estimation Relative to Market, June 10th 2019 Its relatively high P/E ratio indicates that Verisk Analytics shareholders think it will perform better than other companies in its industry classification.

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Why You Should Like Verisk Analytics, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:VRSK) ROCE

The formula for calculating the return on capital employed is: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for Verisk Analytics: 0.16 = US$857m ÷ (US$6.3b - US$1.1b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Therefore, Verisk Analytics has an ROCE of 16%. … How Verisk Analytics's Current Liabilities Impact Its ROCE Current liabilities include invoices, such as supplier payments, short-term debt, or a tax bill, that need to be paid within 12 months. … Due to the way the ROCE equation works, having large bills due in the near term can make it look as though a company has less capital employed, and thus a higher ROCE than usual.

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Why Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Looks Like A Quality Company

With that in mind, this article will work through how we can use Return On Equity (ROE) to better understand a business. … That means that for every $1 worth of shareholders' equity, it generated $0.29 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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What Should You Know About Verisk Analytics, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VRSK) Growth?

In December 2018, Verisk Analytics, Inc. … (NASDAQ:VRSK) announced its most recent earnings update, whicha … revealed

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Have Insiders Been Selling Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Shares?

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Verisk Analytics, Inc. … But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. … As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.'.

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Is Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) A Financially Sound Company?

There are a number of reasons that attract investors towards large-cap companies such as Verisk Analytics, Inc. … This article will examine Verisk Analytics’s financial liquidity and debt levels to get an idea of whether the company can deal with cyclical downturns and maintain funds to accommodate strategic spending for future growth. … Check out our latest analysis for Verisk Analytics

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Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK): Poised For Long Term Success?

(NASDAQ:VRSK) released its earnings update. … with earnings expected to grow by 5.4% in the upcoming year … the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 12%.

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If You Had Bought Verisk Analytics Stock Five Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 98% Gain Today

(NASDAQ:VRSK) shareholders have enjoyed a 98% share price rise over the last half decade, well in excess of the market return of around 40% (not including dividends). … One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price. … Over half a decade, Verisk Analytics managed to grow its earnings per share at 12% a year.

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Company Info

Description

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, 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 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.

Details
Name: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
VRSK
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1971
$24,918,095,517
163,665,652
Website: http://www.verisk.com
Address: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
545 Washington Boulevard,
Jersey City,
New Jersey, 07310,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS VRSK Class A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 07. Oct 2009
DB VA7A Class A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 07. Oct 2009
LSE 0LP3 Class A Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 07. Oct 2009
WBAG VRSK Class A Common Stock Wiener Boerse AG AT EUR 07. Oct 2009
BMV VRSK * Class A Common Stock Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 07. Oct 2009
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
8,068
Verisk Analytics employees.
Industry
Research and Consulting Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/16 00:23
End of day share price update: 2019/07/15 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/07/12
Last earnings filing: 2019/04/30
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.