UMB Earnings Preview

After beating estimates last quarter by $0.18, UMB (Nasdaq: UMBF  ) has set the standard for itself. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 27. UMB is a multi-bank holding company, which offers a range of banking and other financial services to its customers through its branches and offices.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts like UMB better than competitor Great Southern Bancorp overall. Zero out of four analysts rate Great Southern Bancorp a buy compared to one of three for UMB. UMB's rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $185.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 11.1% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.65 per share. Estimates range from $0.61 to $0.68.

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All Stars see UMBF as a good bet, with 73.3% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The majority of Fools are in agreement, with 69.8% of the All Stars giving it an "outperform" rating. Fools are gung-ho about UMB, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 16 posts in the past 30 days. UMB's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
UMB's profit has risen year over year by an average of 3.4%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows net margins over the past four quarters:

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Net Margin

15.9%

10.5%

12.9%

13.1%

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