Susquehanna Bancshares Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Susquehanna Bancshares (NASDAQ:SUSQ) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, April 24th. Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company, operating in multiple states. The Bank provides financial services through its affiliate banks at locations in the mid-Atlantic region. Susquehanna Bancshares also operates a trust and investment company, an asset management company, a property and casualty insurance brokerage company, and a leasing company.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Susquehanna Bancshares Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.23 per share on revenues of $196.41 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.77.

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 $0.23 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.94, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 839.38 807.52 765.84 777.44 877.39
Diluted EPS ($) 0.95 -0.05 0.13 0.40 0.77

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 ($) in millions 224.15 205.45 223.67 224.73 223.54
Diluted EPS ($) 0.11 0.14 0.20 0.20 0.23

Past Performance:
Susquehanna Bancshares 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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