Simmons First National: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings
Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 18th. Simmons First National Corporation is a multibank holding company. The Banks offer various loans, credit card services, checking and savings accounts, personal and corporate trust services, and other products and services through offices located in Arkansas.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Simmons First National Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.40 per share on revenues of $42.93 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.77.
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 $0.47 to a profit $0.43. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.65, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Simmons First National has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||205||189||207||183||178|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.91||1.74||2.16||1.47||1.64|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012||Mar. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||42.28||43.52||48.99||44.54|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.38||0.41||0.48||0.36|
Simmons First National 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)