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Last $48.68 USD
Change Today +0.05 / 0.10%
Volume 785.5K
As of 8:04 PM 05/1/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Snapshot

Open
$48.74
Previous Close
$48.63
Day High
$49.00
Day Low
$48.31
52 Week High
04/15/15 - $49.96
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - $39.11
Market Cap
8.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
641.2K
EPS TTM
$2.07
Shares Outstanding
179.4M
EX-Date
06/26/15
P/E TM
23.5x
Dividend
$1.24
Dividend Yield
2.49%
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: 04/29/15
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
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
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 Announces Unaudited Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Willis Capital, Wholesale and Reinsurance announced unaudited earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue was $297 million against $304 million a year ago. Operating income was $153 million against $168 million a year ago.

Willis GB Announces Unaudited Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Willis GB announced unaudited earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue was $143 million against $153 million a year ago. Operating income was $21 million against $22 million a year ago.

Willis Group Holdings plc Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on July 15, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal 2015 and 2016

At it's April 2015 board meeting, the Board of Directors of Willis Group Holdings plc approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share (an annual rate of $1.24 per share). The dividend is payable on July 15, 2015 to shareholders of record at June 30, 2015. The company also reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the total revenues were $1,087 million compared to $1,097 million in the same period of 2014. Income before income taxes and interest in earnings of associates were $254 million against $294 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $210 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2015 compared to $246 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Items which affected the year-on-year movement in net income included restructuring costs related to the Operational Improvement Program of $0.12 per diluted share, gain on disposal of operations of $0.01, and unfavorable foreign currency movements totaling $0.15 per diluted share. Underlying net income was $230 million against $220 million, last year. Underlying diluted earnings per share were $1.26 in the first quarter of 2015, up 4.1% compared to $1.21 in the first quarter 2014. EBITDA was $329 million compared to $362 million in the same period of 2014. Underlying EBITDA was $360 million against $340 million a year ago. Net cash flows used in operating activities were $64 million against net cash flows from operating activities of $5 million, last year. Underlying Revenue was $1,087 million compared to $1,028 million a year ago. Operating income excluding special items was $293 million against $326 million a year ago. Underlying operating income was $324 million against $305 million a year ago. The company expected growth in both revenue and underlying EBITDA in 2015. The company expected impact on reported 2016 EPS to be $0.06 to $0.08 dilutive. Expect impact on 2016 cash EPS (ex amortization expense) to be $0.13 to $0.17 accretive.

 

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