Marsh & McLennan Cos.' (MMC) fourth-quarter earnings rose 1.1% as the insurance brokerage reported revenue growth in its risk and insurance business as well as its consulting operations.
The company's insurance and consulting businesses have been a continued source of strength for Marsh & McLennan, as have a series of acquisitions that have given a boost to the company's revenue.
Marsh & McLennan reported a profit of $259 million, or 47 cents a share, up from $256 million, or 46 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding restructuring-related charges and other items, adjusted earnings were 52 cents. Revenue increased 3.2% to $3 billion.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters most recently projected earnings of 52 cents on revenue of $3.01 billion.
Operating margin was unchanged at roughly 13.5%.
Revenue at the risk and insurance division, the company's largest segment, increased 3% to $1.6 billion, while operating income grew 6% to $322 million. Revenue in the smaller consulting segment increased 3% to $1.4 billion, while operating income fell 13% to $128 million.