Enterprise Financial Services Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Enterprise Financial Services Corp. is a financial holding company that provides banking and other services. The Company, through Enterprise Bank, provides a full line of commercial banking and related services through several offices in St. Louis and Kansas City, both located in Missouri. Enterprise also, through Enterprise Trust, provides investment, trust, and financial advisory services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Enterprise Financial Services Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.33 per share on revenues of $35.81 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 9.57.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.34 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.35, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Enterprise Financial Services has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 147.36 138.36 134.75 161.35 174.55
Diluted EPS ($) 0.14 -3.92 0.21 1.34 1.37

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 ($) in millions 40.06 41.20 40.87 50.71 41.77
Diluted EPS ($)

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

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)