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Earnings Preview For Heartland Financial USA


On Monday, Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ: HTLF) will release its latest earnings report. Here is Benzinga's outlook for the company.

Earnings and Revenue

Analysts expect Heartland Financial earnings of 80 cents per share. Revenue will likely be around $115.9 million, according to the consensus estimate.

In the same quarter last year, Heartland Financial reported EPS of 74 cents per share on revenue of $99.6 million. If the company were to match the current consensus estimate when it reports Monday, EPS would be up 8.11 percent. Revenue would be up 16.36 percent from the year-ago period.

Here's how the company's EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:


Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.75 0.73 0.68 0.73
EPS Actual 0.72 0.81 0.68 0.74


Q4 EPS Estimate: 80 cents per share
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $115 million

Stock Performance

Shares of Heartland Financial were trading at $55.05 as of Jan. 29. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 15.7 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably content going into this earnings release.

Analyst estimates are adjusted higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. Analysts have been rating Heartland Financial stock as Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past three months.

Conference Call

Heartland Financial's Q4 conference call is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed here:


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