First Defiance Financial Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 22nd. First Defiance Financial Corp. is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance and Investments, Inc. The Bank offers a broad range of commercial and consumer banking services through its offices located throughout nine northwest Ohio counties. First Insurance and Investments, Inc. provides a variety of insurance services, as well as investment products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to First Defiance Financial Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.52 per share on revenues of $17.39 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.46.

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 $0.39 to a profit $0.52. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.1, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how First Defiance Financial has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 122.53 126.87 123.46 114.58 115.32
Diluted EPS ($) 0.91 0.63 0.75 1.42 1.81

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 ($) in millions 29.15 29.17 28.51 27.88 29.75
Diluted EPS ($) 0.38 0.37 0.32 0.54 0.58

Past Performance:
First Defiance Financial 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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