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Home BancShares's Earnings Outlook

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Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) announces its next round of earnings this Thursday, April 15. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Thursday's Q1 earnings announcement.

Net Income, Earnings, And Earnings Per Share

Earnings and EPS are useful metrics of profitability. Total earnings also known as net income is equal to total revenue minus total expenses. Dividing net income by the total number of shares outstanding yields EPS.

Earnings And Revenue

Home BancShares earnings will be near $0.43 per share on sales of $172.47 million, according to analysts. Home BancShares EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.43. Revenue was $162.65 million.

What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?

Wall Street analysts who study this company will publish analyst estimates of revenue and EPS. The averages of all analyst EPS and revenue estimates are called the "consensus estimates"; these consensus estimates can have a significant effect on a company's performance during an earnings release. When a company posts earnings or revenue above or below a consensus estimate, it has posted an "earnings surprise", which can really move a stock depending on the difference between actual and estimated values.

The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent no change for the company. Revenue would be have grown 6.04% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the Home BancShares's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q4 2021 Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020
EPS Estimate 0.4 0.39 0.26 0.36
EPS Actual 0.5 0.42 0.38 0
Revenue Estimate 172.08 M 172.87 M 165.62 M 163.24 M
Revenue Actual 181.91 M 176.09 M 173.69 M 162.65 M

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Stock Performance

Shares of Home BancShares were trading at $26.645 as of April 13. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 128.34%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be satisfied going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Home BancShares is scheduled to hold the call at 14:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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