$0.69 Earnings Per Share Expected for Home Bancorp (HBCP) This Quarter

Brokerages expect Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) to report earnings of $0.69 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Home Bancorp’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.52 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.85. Home Bancorp posted earnings per share of $0.66 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 4.5%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, April 24th.

On average, analysts expect that Home Bancorp will report full-year earnings of $3.11 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.66 to $3.55. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $3.45 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Home Bancorp.

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Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The bank reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $22.71 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.33 million. Home Bancorp had a net margin of 21.08% and a return on equity of 9.68%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Home Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.00.

Shares of HBCP traded down $0.78 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $42.77. 21,974 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 26,944. The firm has a market capitalization of $409.24, a PE ratio of 15.84 and a beta of 0.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.97. Home Bancorp has a 12-month low of $32.52 and a 12-month high of $47.20.

In related news, EVP Darren E. Guidry sold 4,607 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.34, for a total transaction of $199,667.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Chris P. Rader bought 726 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $42.05 per share, with a total value of $30,528.30. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 3,505 shares of company stock worth $147,849 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 15.50% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Ramsey Quantitative Systems acquired a new position in Home Bancorp during the fourth quarter valued at $131,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Home Bancorp during the fourth quarter valued at $133,000. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in Home Bancorp during the fourth quarter valued at $148,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in Home Bancorp during the third quarter valued at $147,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired a new position in Home Bancorp during the third quarter valued at $165,000. Institutional investors own 34.89% of the company’s stock.

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Home Bancorp Company Profile

Home Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for Home Bank, National Association that provides various banking products and services in Louisiana. It offers deposits products, including interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking, money market, savings, and certificates of deposit accounts.

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