A Preview Of First Merchants's Earnings

A Preview Of First Merchants's Earnings

First Merchants FRME is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, 2022-07-26. Here's what investors need to know before the announcement.

Analysts estimate that First Merchants will report an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.81.

First Merchants bulls will hope to hear the company to announce they've not only beaten that estimate, but also to provide positive guidance, or forecasted growth, for the next quarter.

New investors should note that it is sometimes not an earnings beat or miss that most affects the price of a stock, but the guidance (or forecast).

Historical Earnings Performance

Last quarter the company beat EPS by $0.01, which was followed by a 3.39% drop in the share price the next day.

Here's a look at First Merchants's past performance and the resulting price change:

Quarter Q1 2022 Q4 2021 Q3 2021 Q2 2021
EPS Estimate 0.87 0.93 0.91 0.92
EPS Actual 0.88 0.89 0.98 1.03
Price Change % -3.39% 3.13% -5.03% -0.17%

Quarter Q1 2022 Q4 2021 Q3 2021 Q2 2021
EPS Estimate 0.87 0.93 0.91 0.92
EPS Actual 0.88 0.89 0.98 1.03
Price Change % -3.39% 3.13% -5.03% -0.17%

Stock Performance

Shares of First Merchants were trading at $37.23 as of July 22. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 6.15%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are likely a little upset going into this earnings release.

To track all earnings releases for First Merchants visit their earnings calendar on our site.

This article was generated by Benzinga's automated content engine and reviewed by an editor.

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