Bancorpsouth Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Bancorpsouth (NYSE:BXS) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 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 $173.30 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.81.

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 $0.24 to a profit $0.22. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.88, which is worse 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 ($) in millions 951.02 890.69 846.91 808.70 766.57
Diluted EPS ($) 1.45 0.99 0.27 0.45 0.90

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 194.73 197.74 189.67 191.17 188.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.17 0.25 0.22 0.25 0.18

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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