Community Bank System Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Community Bank System (NYSE:CBU) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, July 24th. Community Bank System, Inc. is a holding company for Community Bank, N.A. The Bank offers a range of commercial and retail banking services in each of its market areas to business, individual, agricultural, and governmental customers. Community Bank operates in northern New York to the southern tier, west to Lake Erie, and in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Community Bank System Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.50 per share on revenues of $86.11 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.72.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.52 to a profit $0.5. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.01, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Community Bank System has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year
Revenue ($) in millions
Diluted EPS ($)

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Revenue ($) in millions
Diluted EPS ($)

Past Performance:
Community Bank System has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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