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Earnings Preview: Equity Bancshares


Don't be caught off-guard: Equity Bancshares (NASDAQ: EQBK) releases its next round of earnings Thursday. Want to skip the homework and get all the facts in one place? We thought so. Here is your everything-that-matters guide for Thursday's Q4 earnings announcement after the bell.

Earnings and Revenue

Equity Bancshares EPS is expected to be around 50 cents per share, according to sell-side analysts. Sales will likely be near $27 million.

In the same quarter last year, Equity Bancshares reported a breakeven bottom-line number on revenue of $18 million. The current analyst consensus estimate would represent a 1150 percent increase in the company's EPS figure. Sales would be up 51.31 percent from the same quarter last year.

The company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:


Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.51 0.51 0.43 0.39
EPS Actual 0.47 0.51 0.4 0.04


Q4 EPS Estimate: 50 cents per share
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $27 million

Stock Performance

Shares of Equity Bancshares were trading at $35.69. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 7.9 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be content going into this earnings release.

Analysts have adjusted their estimates higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on Equity Bancshares stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.


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