MB Financial Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

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MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 22nd. MB Financial, Inc. is the holding company for MB Financial Bank, N.A., a commercial bank serving middle market businesses and individuals. The Bank offers a range of products and services through branches located in Illinois.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Mb Financial Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.42 per share on revenues of $74.02 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.21.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.41 to a profit $0.43. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.76, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Mb Financial has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 494.18 520.69 615.40 493.67 446.91
Diluted EPS ($) 0.44 -0.91 0.19 0.52 1.60

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 117.88 112.29 109.50 111.22 113.90
Diluted EPS ($) 0.31 0.33 0.41 0.42 0.44

Past Performance:
Mb Financial has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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