Aon PLC Company Profile (NYSE:AON)

About Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)

Aon PLC logoAon plc (Aon) is a global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing, delivering distinctive client value via risk management and workforce productivity solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Risk Solutions and Human Resource (HR) Solutions. On April 2, 2012, the Company completed the reorganization of the corporate structure of the group of companies controlled by its predecessor, Aon Corporation, as holding company of the Aon group, pursuant to which Aon Corporation merged with one of its indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries and Aon plc became the parent company of the Aon group. In July 2012, ABN Amro Bank NV sold its insurance unit to Aon.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Sub-Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Symbol: NYSE:AON
  • CUSIP: G0408V10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $39.10084 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 254,337,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $144.95
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $134.40
  • 52 Week Range: $107.19 - $150.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.85
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.58
  • P/E Growth: 1.68
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $11.8 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.22
  • Book Value: $21.46 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.97
  • Annual Dividend: $1.44
  • Dividend Yield: 1.0%
  • EBITDA: $2.54 billion
  • Net Margins: 17.28%
  • Return on Equity: 32.62%
  • Return on Assets: 6.89%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.01%
  • Current Ratio: 3.28%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.28%
  • Average Volume: 1.01 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.04
  • Short Ratio: 1.53

Frequently Asked Questions for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)

What is Aon PLC's stock symbol?

Aon PLC trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AON."

How often does Aon PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Aon PLC?

Aon PLC declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share on Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. View Aon PLC's Dividend History.

How will Aon PLC's stock buyback program work?

Aon PLC declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Monday, April 10th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $5,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 16.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Aon PLC's earnings last quarter?

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August, 4th. The company reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.45. The firm had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.37 billion. Aon PLC had a return on equity of 32.62% and a net margin of 17.28%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.39 earnings per share. View Aon PLC's Earnings History.

When will Aon PLC make its next earnings announcement?

Aon PLC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, October, 27th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Aon PLC.

Where is Aon PLC's stock going? Where will Aon PLC's stock price be in 2017?

13 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Aon PLC's shares. Their predictions range from $123.00 to $162.00. On average, they expect Aon PLC's stock price to reach $142.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Aon PLC.

What are analysts saying about Aon PLC stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Aon PLC stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Aon’s core business strengthening initiatives, efficient capital deployment, strong cash flow position and cost savings from its restructuring programs pave the way for long-term growth. The company divested its non-core HR BPO business to Blackstone. Strong merger and acquisition activities, divestitures and restructuring initiatives position the company favorably for the long run. As a result, the stock has gained 21% year to date compared with 14% increase of the Zacks Insurance Brokerage industry. In addition, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both 2017 and 2018 have revised upward significantly over past thirty days since it has released strong first quarter results.However, heavy debt burden and associated interest expenses raise concern. Stiff competition, ongoing legal hassles and foreign currency fluctuations remain major headwinds." (7/11/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Overall, we view AON's sale of its Benefits Administration and HR BPO businesses as a positive. The new model will have a slightly higher growth profile, generate higher margins, produce better ROIC, and reduce capital intensity. Additionally, AON has more capital flexibility to pursue M&A in businesses that better align with its core capabilities and/or buyback stock. We reduce 2017 EPS, but nudge up 2018 EPS and PT. Reiterate Buy." (2/13/2017)

Who are some of Aon PLC's key competitors?

How do I buy Aon PLC stock?

Shares of Aon PLC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Aon PLC's stock price today?

One share of Aon PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $149.60.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Aon PLC (NYSE AON)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  249 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  404 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  653
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Aon PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.23)
Consensus Price Target: $142.00 (5.08% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Price Target History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Analysts' Ratings History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$154.00N/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$135.00 -> $140.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$162.00N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$143.00LowView Rating Details
8/9/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$113.00 -> $123.00LowView Rating Details
8/7/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$155.00 -> $159.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
7/6/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$130.00 -> $138.00LowView Rating Details
6/22/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetSell$133.00MediumView Rating Details
6/21/2017Langen McalennDowngradeBuy -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
6/21/2017Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
2/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$124.00 -> $126.00N/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
8/9/2016MKM PartnersDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$115.00N/AView Rating Details
6/7/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/15/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.DowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
1/8/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$104.00 -> $99.00N/AView Rating Details
10/30/2015NomuraReiterated RatingHold$98.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Earnings by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Earnings History by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE AON)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/27/2017$1.28N/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2017Q2 2017$1.45$1.45$2.37 billion$2.37 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/20173/31/2017$1.28$1.45$2.35 billion$2.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2017Q416$2.49$2.56$3.41 billion$3.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2016Q316$1.28$1.29$2.79 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2016Q216$1.39$1.39$2.85 billion$2.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2016Q116$1.33$1.35$2.88 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2016Q415$2.09$2.27$3.32 billion$3.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q315$1.24$1.24$2.86 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2015Q215$1.29$1.31$2.95 billion$2.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2015Q115$1.29$1.37$2.94 billion$2.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2015Q414$1.86$1.89$3.35 billion$3.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2014Q314$1.12$1.29$2.85 billion$2.88 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2014Q214$1.20$1.25$2.97 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2014Q114$1.17$1.28$3.00 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$1.50$1.54$3.27 billion$3.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2013Q313$0.60$0.82$2.83 billion$2.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2013Q2 2013$1.11$1.11$2.91 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2013Q1 2013$1.10$1.11$2.87 billion$2.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2013Q4 2012$1.26$1.27$3.07 billion$3.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2012Q312$0.89$0.95$2.79 billion$2.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2012$1.01$1.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2012$0.87$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2012$0.96$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2011$0.72$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2011$0.82$0.83ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2011$0.80$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2011$0.82$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.44
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.05
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.27$1.44$1.36
Q2 20173$1.45$1.50$1.47
Q3 20173$1.24$1.31$1.28
Q4 20173$2.32$2.34$2.33
Q1 20182$1.70$1.78$1.74
Q2 20182$1.80$1.83$1.82
Q3 20182$1.59$1.63$1.61
Q4 20182$2.85$2.91$2.88
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Next Dividend:11/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:0.96%
Dividend Growth:23.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:20.48% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.15% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
17.89% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)

Dividend History by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE AON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.90%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.01%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/19/2017Michael J O'connorCEOSell10,000$145.00$1,450,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2017Michael J O'connorCEOSell10,000$140.28$1,402,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2017Peter M LiebEVPSell2,000$130.40$260,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2017Laurel G MeissnerSVPSell4,000$126.19$504,760.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2017Peter M LiebEVPSell16,683$117.29$1,956,749.07View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Gregory C CaseCEOSell520,000$115.58$60,101,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Christa DaviesCFOSell48,216$117.42$5,661,522.72View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Stephen P McgillCEOSell46,698$108.41$5,062,530.18View SEC Filing  
3/21/2016Peter M LiebEVPSell25,000$101.24$2,531,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Laurel G MeissnerSVPSell10,000$93.08$930,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Christa DaviesCFOSell54,545$93.35$5,091,775.75View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Peter M. LiebEVPSell1,170$95.00$111,150.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2016Peter M. LiebEVPSell7,356$94.36$694,112.16View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Stephen P McgillCEOSell24,199$92.89$2,247,845.11View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Gregory C. CaseCEOSell99,645$95.02$9,468,267.90View SEC Filing  
11/30/2015Gregory C. CaseCEOSell53,845$95.02$5,116,351.90View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Gregory C. CaseCEOSell230,790$95.04$21,934,281.60View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell101,390$95.00$9,632,050.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Stephen P McgillCEOSell6,453$94.12$607,356.36View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Gregory C. CaseCEOSell98,175$95.01$9,327,606.75View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Stephen P McgillCEOSell9,955$100.03$995,798.65View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Stephen P McgillCEOSell10,526$96.40$1,014,706.40View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell58,534$96.89$5,671,359.26View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,980$97.09$8,541,978.20View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,251$99.56$8,686,709.56View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,254$99.93$8,719,292.22View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,100$100.31$8,737,001.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015Laurel G MeissnerSVPSell10,000$100.47$1,004,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,321$99.91$8,724,241.11View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Christa DaviesCFOSell208,406$99.82$20,803,086.92View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,062$100.77$8,773,237.74View SEC Filing  
2/17/2015Peter M LiebEVPSell2,894$100.30$290,268.20View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell70,950$98.09$6,959,485.50View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Lester B KnightDirectorBuy60,000$90.44$5,426,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Stephen P McgillCEOSell41,783$86.86$3,629,271.38View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Stephen P McgillCEOSell4,454$88.00$391,952.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Peter M LiebEVPSell14,926$87.72$1,309,308.72View SEC Filing  
7/16/2014Peter M LiebEVPSell9,367$89.79$841,062.93View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Gregory J BesioEVPSell10,000$90.06$900,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Gregory J BesioEVPSell10,000$89.74$897,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Peter LiebEVPSell11,303$85.98$971,831.94View SEC Filing  
4/15/2014Gregory BesioEVPSell10,000$80.47$804,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2014Laurel MeissnerSVPSell10,000$86.27$862,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2014Lester KnightDirectorBuy30,000$77.31$2,319,300.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Latest Headlines for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
DateHeadline logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Aon PLC (AON) to Announce $1.27 EPS - October 19 at 12:37 PM logoAon PLC (AON) Earns "Buy" Rating from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - October 16 at 9:58 PM logoUS homeowners' insurance is industry 'growth engine' with $93bn premium forecast - Aon annual study - PR Newswire (press release) - October 16 at 9:56 PM logoUS homeowners' insurance is industry 'growth engine' with $93bn premium forecast - Aon annual study - October 16 at 4:47 PM logoUS homeowners' insurance is industry 'growth engine' with $93bn premium forecast - Aon annual study - October 16 at 4:47 PM logoBarclays PLC Increases Aon PLC (AON) Price Target to $140.00 - October 16 at 4:12 PM logoAon PLC's (AON) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC - October 14 at 7:40 AM logoAon PLC Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.36 (AON) - October 12 at 5:17 PM logoAon plc (AON) Declares $0.36 Quarterly Dividend; 1% Yield - - October 12 at 4:48 PM logoHow Narrow Networks Doom Trump's Plan For Insurance Sales Across State Lines - October 8 at 3:39 PM logoMost Employers Will Still Pay For Birth Control Despite Trump's Move - October 7 at 4:40 PM logoTropical Storm Nate headed for Gulf Coast, expected to be hurricane by Saturday - October 6 at 4:14 PM logoBuckhead’s Three Alliance tower; Crane Watch: Next phase of 675 North highland; New tower won't have condos - yet - October 6 at 9:17 AM logoAon Announces Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - PR Newswire (press release) - October 5 at 6:51 PM logoRecord month of Atlantic tropical cyclones leads to major financial toll, according to Aon catastrophe report - PR Newswire (press release) - October 5 at 6:51 PM logoJPMorgan says hurricanes will cost insurance industry $100 billion, but will help some of the stocks - October 5 at 6:51 PM logoAon Announces Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - October 5 at 1:42 PM logoRecord month of Atlantic tropical cyclones leads to major financial toll, according to Aon catastrophe report - October 5 at 1:42 PM logocut-e and Aon Present a New Way to Recruit and Develop Graduates at AAGE 2017 - October 4 at 2:15 PM logo7 Quality Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios - October 4 at 2:15 PM logoAs interest rates rise, Canadian defined benefit pension solvency in third quarter hits highest level in 10 years - October 4 at 2:15 PM logoAon announces 10 Best Employers in the Middle East for 2017 - MarketWatch - October 2 at 8:41 AM logoAon PLC (AON) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.29 Billion - October 2 at 5:18 AM logoAon plc (AON) Delivered A Better ROE Than The Industry, Here’s Why - September 29 at 3:24 PM logoBuckhead's Three Alliance tower hits the market, could sell for at least $500 a foot (Video) - September 28 at 4:28 PM logoAon PLC (AON) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - September 24 at 4:40 PM logo[$$] Consultants pressure pension funds over ethical investment - September 24 at 2:22 AM logoInsurance Brokers Stock Performance Review -- Aon PLC, Arthur J. Gallagher, Brown & Brown, and Marsh & McLennan - PR Newswire (press release) - September 22 at 1:31 PM logoMichael J. O'connor Sells 10,000 Shares of Aon PLC (AON) Stock - September 21 at 10:32 PM logoReport: Small chance of a raise for Atlanta workers in 2018 - Atlanta ... - Atlanta Business Chronicle - September 18 at 9:31 PM logoInteresting AON Put And Call Options For November 17th - Nasdaq - September 18 at 9:31 PM logoReport: Small chance of a raise for Atlanta workers in 2018 - September 18 at 4:20 PM logo[$$] Investment consultants move into regulatory spotlight - September 14 at 4:30 PM logoUK investment consultants to face full competition probe - September 14 at 3:10 AM logo$2.29 Billion in Sales Expected for Aon PLC (AON) This Quarter - September 13 at 3:32 AM logo'Open architecture innovation' will drive new growth for insurers, according to Aon GIMO report - PR Newswire (press release) - September 11 at 3:45 PM logoHurricane Harvey highlights magnitude of insurance protection gap, according to Aon outlook report - PR Newswire (press release) - September 11 at 3:45 PM logoBrown & Brown Earns IBD Rating Upgrade - September 11 at 3:45 PM logo'Open architecture innovation' will drive new growth for insurers, according to Aon GIMO report - September 11 at 3:45 PM logoHurricane Harvey highlights magnitude of insurance protection gap, according to Aon outlook report - September 11 at 3:45 PM logoSaudi Arabia and UAE 2017 salary increases highest in the region - September 11 at 1:45 AM logoAon PLC (AON) Earns Hold Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada - September 10 at 4:34 PM logoHigh Deductibles Aren't Just An Obamacare Phenomenon - September 10 at 3:42 PM logoAon PLC (AON) CEO Michael J. O'connor Sells 10,000 Shares - September 8 at 7:32 PM logoHurricane Harvey likely to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record for US economy, according to Aon report - September 8 at 4:19 PM logoRecord ILS figures highlight abundance of alternative capital, according to Aon ILS report - September 7 at 3:58 PM logoInsurance stocks slump; industry pleads, 'We're are in very good financial shape' - September 7 at 3:58 PM logoAON Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - Nasdaq - September 7 at 1:55 AM logoCorporate News Blog - Aon to Buy Real Estate Investment Advisor Townsend Group - September 6 at 3:52 PM logoAon announces 6 Best Employers in Singapore for 2017 - September 5 at 10:38 PM



Aon PLC (AON) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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