PrivateBancorp Earnings Preview

Watch PrivateBancorp's (Nasdaq: PVTB  ) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, April 24. PrivateBancorp, through its PrivateBank subsidiaries, provides customized business and personal financial services to middle-market commercial and commercial real estate companies as well as business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on PrivateBancorp. with 11 out of 14 analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like PrivateBancorp as much as competitor Wintrust overall. Seven out of 14 analysts rate Wintrust a buy compared to three out of 14 for PrivateBancorp. That rating hasn't budged in three months as analysts have remained steady in their opinion of the stock.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $126.2 million in revenue this quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.12 per share. Estimates range from $0.07 to $0.15.

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All-Stars see PrivateBancorp as a good bet, with 67.6% giving it an outperform rating. The majority of the Fools agree with the All-Stars, with 75.1% giving it an outperform rating. PrivateBancorp's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
PrivateBancorp's profit has risen year over year by an average of 39.3% over the past five quarters. Revenue has fallen for the past three quarters.

Now, a look at how efficient management has been at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. PrivateBancorp's net margins, which reflect what percentage of revenue becomes profit, have been rising year over year for the last four quarters. See how PrivateBancorp has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q4

Q3

Q2

Q1

Net Margin

7.6%

9.2%

6.3%

7.4%

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Earnings estimates provided by Zacks.

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