Susquehanna Bancshares (Nasdaq: SUSQ) came in right in line with the Street's expectations last quarter, but investors are hoping that it will beat them this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday. Susquehanna Bancshares is a financial holding company that provides a range of retail and commercial banking and financial services through its subsidiaries in the mid-Atlantic region.

What analysts say

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are bullish on this stock with nine analysts rating it as a buy and only one rating it as a sell. Analysts like Susquehanna Bancshares better than competitor National Penn Bancshares overall. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $144.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 0.2% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.09 per share. Estimates range from $0.06 to $0.11.

What our community says
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 84.4% awarding it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 86.1% granting it a rating of outperform. Fools are keen on Susquehanna Bancshares, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 42 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Susquehanna Bancshares, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Susquehanna Bancshares' income has fallen year over year by an average of 20.2%. Revenue has fallen for the past three 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.






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