Stanley Barton
Old school analysis, special situations, growth at reasonable price, contrarian

Crawford & Company: Making The Most Of Natural Disasters

So far, 2013 and 2014 has been relatively uneventful in terms of natural disasters. After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 and the BP Oil Spill in 2010, the lack of catastrophes in the past two years has been disappointing for Crawford and Company (NYSE:CRD.A). You see, CRD.A enjoyed an avalanche of profits as a result of those three earlier events, and stands to profit from future disasters.

Crawford & Company is the world`s largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford solution offers comprehensive, integrated claims services,...

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