Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.MMC is a dominant player of the global insurance brokerage and consulting services sector. The company's rapid growth is mainly attributed to its aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategy aiding in expanded scale and size of its businesses across geographies.
The ongoing economic recovery has been complementing well with the company's high-standard products and services, thereby supporting client retention. The increasing interest rate environment going forward also bodes well for the company.
Marsh & McLennan's is always on foot when it comes to acquiring new businesses. Its strategic acquisitions and well-executed restructuring initiatives have generated new clients, triggering growth.
The company has been able to maintain its bottom-line growth via its strong capital management. Its consistent cash flow generation has also facilitated effective capital deployment, reflected by share buybacks and dividend hikes.
Currently, Marsh & McLennan has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), but that could definitely change following its earnings report that has just been released.You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .
The key takeaways from this immediate announcement are highlighted below:
Earnings: Marsh & McLennan earnings beat our estimates. The company reported earnings per share of 89 cents per share ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 84 cents per share and grew 25% year over year.
Revenue: Revenues of $3.4 billion came in line with the Zacks Consensus and was up 1% year over year.
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise
Key Stats to Note: Total operating expenses of $2.73 billion was down 0.5% year over year.
Marsh & McLennan bought back 2.6 million shares for $175 million during the quarter.
Check back later for our full write up on this MMC earnings report later!
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