BancorpSouth Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, July 22nd. BancorpSouth, Inc. is the holding company for BancorpSouth Bank. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and originates a variety of loans. BancorpSouth operates in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. The Company also provides investment services, consumer finance, credit life insurance, and insurance agency services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bancorpsouth Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.21 per share on revenues of $170.41 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.62.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.23 to a profit $0.25. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.91, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Bancorpsouth has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 948 891 847 809 767
Diluted EPS ($) 1.45 1.25 0.27 0.45 0.90

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 189.67 191.17 188.00 184.35
Diluted EPS ($) 0.22 0.25 0.18 0.22

Past Performance:
Bancorpsouth has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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