Home BancShares Inc.: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Home Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 18th. Home Bancshares Inc. is a bank holding company whose subsidiaries provide a range of commercial and retail banking services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals and municipalities. The Banks serve central Arkansas, and the Florida Keys and southwestern Florida.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Home Bancshares Inc. (conway Ar) Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.31 per share on revenues of $54.39 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 22.17.

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 $0.32 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.32, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Home Bancshares Inc. (conway Ar) has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 174 163 216 213 225
Diluted EPS ($) 0.23 0.51 0.26 0.93 1.12

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 ($) in millions 56.14 54.17 61.70 57.17
Diluted EPS ($) 0.28 0.28 0.30 0.31

Past Performance:
Home Bancshares Inc. (conway Ar) 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)