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VRSK - Embedded Expectations Analysis - 2021 09 20

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK:USA) currently trades above corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 37.7x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market is pricing in bullish expectations for the firm, and management is confident about revenue growth, the Lens platform, and customer relationship development through a breadth of solutions.

Specifically, management is confident organic revenue grew in the second quarter, the breadth of their family of solutions develops customer relationships, and they will utilize the Lens platform to expand customer sets and applications.
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Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics is a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services. The company has three segments: Insurance, which provides underwriting and ratings and claims insurance data for the United States property and casualty insurance industry; Energy and Specialized Markets, which provides research and consulting data analytics for the global energy, chemicals, and metals and mining industries; and Financial Services, which provides benchmarking, decisioning algorithms, business intelligence, and customized analytic services to financial institutions, payment networks and processors, alternative lenders, regulators and merchants.

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