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Last $46.62 USD
Change Today -0.25 / -0.53%
Volume 994.8K
WSH On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
New York
As of 8:04 PM 07/30/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Snapshot

Open
$46.75
Previous Close
$46.87
Day High
$47.00
Day Low
$46.53
52 Week High
04/15/15 - $49.96
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - $39.11
Market Cap
8.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
814.2K
EPS TTM
$2.35
Shares Outstanding
179.3M
EX-Date
09/28/15
P/E TM
19.8x
Dividend
$1.24
Dividend Yield
2.62%
Current Stock Chart for WILLIS GROUP HOLDINGS PLC (WSH)

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Details

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. It provides services to aerospace clients, including aircraft manufacturers, air cargo handlers and shippers, airport managers, and other general aviation companies; and advisory services, such as claims recovery, contract and leasing risk management, safety services, and market information. The company also offers various insurance brokerage services, including property damage, offshore construction, liability, and control of well and pollution insurance to the energy industry; and marine insurance and reinsurance brokerage services, such as hull, cargo, and general marine liabilities. In addition, it offers brokerage for directors' and officers' insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance for corporations, financial institutions, and professional firms; risk management advice and brokerage services to the construction industry; and specialist risk management, insurance, and reinsurance services to fine art, diamond, and jewelry businesses, as well as to armored car operators. Further, the company provides people risk solutions using a combination of risk management, kidnap and ransom, and personal accident services and products to meet the needs of corporations and private clients; services for horse racing and breeding industry, and the agri-business sector; and advice to companies involved in the insurance and reinsurance industry on mergers and acquisition transactions and capital markets products. Additionally, it offers health, welfare, and human resources consulting and brokerage services to commercial clients. The company serves clients located in approximately 120 countries, including multinational and middle-market companies, as well as public institutions and individual clients. Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company was founded in 1828 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

18,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/28/15
Founded in 1828

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Group Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $937.5K
Chief Executive Officer of Willis Internation...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Executive Officer of Willis North Ameri...
Total Annual Compensation: $731.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Key Developments

Willis Capital, Wholesale and Reinsurance Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Willis Capital, Wholesale and Reinsurance reported unaudited earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $191 million compared to $193 million a year ago. Operating income was $36 million compared to $63 million a year ago. For the six months period, the company reported total revenues of $488 million and operating income of $189 million.

Willis GB Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Willis GB reported unaudited earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $171 million compared to $190 million a year ago. Operating income was $39 million compared to $57 million a year ago. For the six months period, the company reported total revenues of $314 million and operating income of $39 million.

Willis Group Holdings plc Approves Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on October 15, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Willis Group Holdings plc announced that at its July 2015 Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share (an annual rate of $1.24 per share). The dividend is payable on October 15, 2015 to shareholders of record at September 30, 2015. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $922 million compared to $935 million a year ago. Operating income was $105 million compared to $148 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $93 million compared to $110 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $70 million or $0.38 per diluted share compared to $47 million or $0.26 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $71 million compared to $147 million a year ago. Underlying EBITDA was $196 million compared to $183 million a year ago. Organic EBITDA was $186 million compared to $173 million a year ago. Underlying net income was $105 million or $0.58 per diluted share compared to $87 million or $0.48 per diluted share a year ago. The 21% improvement in underlying EPS was primarily driven by mid-single digit growth in underlying revenues, lower expenses from cost management initiatives and the Operational Improvement Program, and a reduced tax rate compared to the prior year period. For the six months period, the company reported total revenues of $2,009 million compared to $2,032 million a year ago. Operating income was $398 million compared to $474 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $347 million compared to $404 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $280 million or $1.54 per diluted share compared to $293 million or $1.61 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $7 million compared to $152 million a year ago. Underlying EBITDA was $556 million compared to $523 million a year ago. Organic EBITDA was $539 million compared to $506 million a year ago. Underlying net income was $335 million or $1.84 per diluted share compared to $307 million or $1.69 per diluted share a year ago.

 

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