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WisdomTree (WETF) Q1 Earnings Meet Estimates, Revenues Rise

Radhika Saraogi
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Have you been eager to see how WisdomTree Investments WETF performed in Q1 in comparison with the market expectations? Let’s quickly scan through the key facts from this New York-based exchange-traded fund (‘ETF’) and exchange-traded product (‘ETP’) sponsor and asset manager’s earnings release this morning:

In Line Earnings

WisdomTree came out with adjusted earnings per share of 8 cents in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Results reflected increase in revenues and growth in assets under management, offset by higher expenses.

How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?

You should note that the earnings estimate revisions for WisdomTree depicted neutral stance prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has remained stable over the last seven days.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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However, before posting in line earnings in Q1, the company delivered positive surprises in two of the prior four quarters. Overall, the company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by an average of nearly 2.7% in the trailing four quarters.

Revenue Came in Better than Expected

WisdomTree posted revenues of $59.6 million, which lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $60.3 million. However, revenues increased 9.2% year over year.

Key Takeaways:

  • Total Expenses: $45.7 million, up 14.8% year over year
  • Advisory fees increased 10.3% year over year to $58.8 million
  • As of Mar 31, 2018, U.S. listed ETF assets under management (AUM) was $42.9 billion, up 2.3% year over year. Also, the company witnessed a 28.6% growth in European listed AUM which totaled $1.7 billion
     

What Zacks Rank Says

The estimate revisions that we discussed earlier have driven a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for WisdomTree. However, since the latest earnings performance is yet to be reflected in the estimate revisions, the rank is subject to change. It all depends on what sense the just-released report makes to the analysts.

(You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.)

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