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.

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 $0.47 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.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Simmons First National has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
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

Past Performance:
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)

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