Verisk Analytics Stock Analysis, Valuation (NASDAQ:VRSK)

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Verisk Analytics
Updated on : Feb 20, 2018
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VRSK 97 (0%)
S&P 500 2716.3 (0%)
Closing Price On: Feb 20, 2018
stock rating
RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Industry :
Business Information Services
Sector :
Business Services
5 Quarter Revenue
Revenue Growth
2017-Q3
$million
%
YOY GROWTH
Compared to the industry
Operating Profit
Operating Margin:
37.3%
Sector Average:
8.4%
5 Quarter Net Profit
Net Margins
2017-Q3
%
LTM Margin
Compared to the industry
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt:
2.88B
Debt/Equity Ratio:
 1.72
Compared to the industry
Cash Flow
Operating cash flow:
$162.3M
Net Income:
$120.7M
PROS      CONS
Operating Margins
Net Margins
ROIC
ROE
FCF Margin
High Debt Burden
PE Valuation
PS Valuation
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Relative Valuation
VRSK PS :
7.7
Industry PS :
1.7
Sector:   Business Services.   *PE adjusted for one time items.
Other Metrics
Return on Invested Capital:
13.8%
Return on Equity:
31.4%
Free Cash Flow Margin:
22%
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Verisk Analytics Stock Analysis

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Watch the robo advisor video of Verisk Analytics stock analysis on Amigobulls. This video puts forward our latest analysis highlighting the pros and cons for VRSK stock.

Note: Amigobulls stock rating is our opinion based on the historical performance of the company's fundamentals. It is not indicative of the future performance of the stock.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. Stock Rating 3.1/5

We at Amigobulls use various financial measures including profit margins, revenue growth and dividends for VRSK stock analysis. Verisk Analytics valuation analysis is based on relative valuation multiples like PE ratio and price to sales ratio. Verisk Analytics stock rating is our opinion about the business fundamentals of the company.

Should you buy VRSK stock?

  • The TTM operating margin was good at 37.3% for Verisk Analytics.
  • LTM Net margins were good at 22.1% for Verisk Analytics.
  • Verisk Analytics generates a high return on invested capital of 13.8%.
  • Verisk Analytics has a good Return On Equity (ROE) of 31.4%.
  • The company has a healthy free cash flow margin of 22%.

Should you sell VRSK stock?

  • Verisk Analytics is debt laden and has a high debt/equity ratio of  1.72.
  • The VRSK stock currently trades at a PE of 30.3, which is expensive, compared to the industry average of 21.7.
  • The company is trading at a price to sales multiple of 7.7, which is higher in comparison to the Business Information Services industry average of 1.7, making VRSK stock expensive.

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Amigobulls Verisk Analytics stock analysis helps in evaluating the financial statements of a company to arrive at a conclusion about the fair value of VRSK stock. Fundamentals of a company give detailed information which helps in making invesment decisions.

Verisk Analytics revenue growth is an indicator of the demand for a company's products while profit margin is indicative of company's pricing power and pricing strategy. Investors could make use of VRSK technical analysis to check whether the fundamental story is reflected in the market sentiment.