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MOFG – MidWestOne (MOFG) Tops Q2 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

MidWestOne (MOFG Free Report) came out with quarterly earnings of $1.08 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.91 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.73 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 18.68%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this holding company for MidWestOne Bank would post earnings of $0.81 per share when it actually produced earnings of $1.35, delivering a surprise of 66.67%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates four times.

MidWestOne, which belongs to the Zacks Banks – Midwest industry, posted revenues of $48.72 million for the quarter ended June 2021, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.78%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $46.98 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters.

The sustainability of the stock’s immediate price movement based on the recently-released numbers and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management’s commentary on the earnings call.

MidWestOne shares have added about 16.6% since the beginning of the year versus the S&P 500’s gain of 16%.

What’s Next for MidWestOne?

While MidWestOne has outperformed the market so far this year, the question that comes to investors’ minds is: what’s next for the stock?

There are no easy answers to this key question, but one reliable measure that can help investors address this is the company’s earnings outlook. Not only does this include current consensus earnings expectations for the coming quarter(s), but also how these expectations have changed lately.

Empirical research shows a strong correlation between near-term stock movements and trends in earnings estimate revisions. Investors can track such revisions by themselves or rely on a tried-and-tested rating tool like the Zacks Rank, which has an impressive track record of harnessing the power of earnings estimate revisions.

Ahead of this earnings release, the estimate revisions trend for MidWestOne was favorable. While the magnitude and direction of estimate revisions could change following the company’s just-released earnings report, the current status translates into a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) for the stock. So, the shares are expected to outperform the market in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

It will be interesting to see how estimates for the coming quarters and current fiscal year change in the days ahead. The current consensus EPS estimate is $0.81 on $46.45 million in revenues for the coming quarter and $3.78 on $191.25 million in revenues for the current fiscal year.

Investors should be mindful of the fact that the outlook for the industry can have a material impact on the performance of the stock as well. In terms of the Zacks Industry Rank, Banks – Midwest is currently in the top 19% of the 250 plus Zacks industries. Our research shows that the top 50% of the Zacks-ranked industries outperform the bottom 50% by a factor of more than 2 to 1.

MOFG – MidWestOne Financial Gr: Q2 Earnings Insights

Shares of MidWestOne Financial Gr (NASDAQ:MOFG) moved higher in after-market trading after the company reported Q2 results.

Quarterly Results

Earnings per share were up 47.95% year over year to $1.08, which beat the estimate of $0.89.

Revenue of $38,505,000 declined by 0.53% year over year, which beat the estimate of $38,190,000.

Guidance

MidWestOne Financial Gr hasn’t issued any earnings guidance for the time being.

MidWestOne Financial Gr hasn’t issued any revenue guidance for the time being.

Recent Stock Performance

Company’s 52-week high was at $33.68

Company’s 52-week low was at $16.59

Price action over last quarter: down 9.43%

Company Profile

MidWestOne Financial Group Inc is a bank holding company for MidWestOne Bank. It is engaged in the business of commercial and retail banking, and investment management services. The bank provides full-service retail banking in the communities in which its branch offices are located. Its deposit products include non-interest-bearing and interest-bearing demand deposits, savings accounts, money market accounts and certificates of deposit. It also offers commercial and industrial, agricultural, real estate mortgage and consumer loans. Other products and services include debit cards, automated teller machines, on-line banking and safe deposit boxes. The company’s income is derived from a diverse base of commercial, mortgage and retail lending activities, and investments.