Verisk Analytics – Extremely high ROE; & high Debt/Equity

Q & AVerisk Analytics – Extremely high ROE; & high Debt/Equity
KCLau Staff asked 5 years ago

hi Peter, pls comment on this Nasdaq company.   Very high ROE, and yet very high
debt to equity %, and also, pls explain negative equity.  came across this company where
it claimed that both Warren & SOros are holding this.   
 
 

Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK.O)

In Millions ofU.S. Dollars
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010

(except for per share items)
31/12/2014
31/12/2013
31/12/2012
31/12/2011
31/12/2010

Total Equity
211
547.6
255.6
-98.5
-114.4

Average Equity
379.30
401.60
78.55
-106.45
-114.40

Net Income After Taxes
370.9
342.3
317.5
262.5
242.6

ROE
97.8%
85.2%
404.2%
-246.6%
-212.1%

Average ROE
85.2%

Quartile 1
94.6%

ROE Used
80.0%

Required Return Of Investment
15.00%

Min Price to Book Value ( No of times Roe exceed Requried Rtn)
5.33

Cash and Short Term Investments
43.2
169.7
94.7
196.7
60.6

Total Debt
1,436.90
1,275.90
1,461.40
1,105.90
839.5

Net Cash
-1,393.70
-1,106.20
-1,366.70
-909.20
-778.90

Debt/Equity
379%
318%
1860%
-1039%
-734%