Stellarone Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Stellarone (NASDAQ:STEL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. StellarOne Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers commercial banking, trust, and asset management services to consumers and businesses.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Stellarone Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.25 per share on revenues of $32.91 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.34.

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 $0.24 to a profit $0.25. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.01, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Stellarone has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 180.53 165.85 161.19 151.91 149.40
Diluted EPS ($) 0.45 -0.46 0.35 0.59 0.96

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 ($) in millions 37.88 37.08 37.13 37.55 37.64
Diluted EPS ($) 0.17 0.24 0.21 0.24 0.27

Past Performance:
Stellarone has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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