$0.69 EPS Expected for Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) This Quarter
Equities analysts expect Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) to report earnings per share of $0.69 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided 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 firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Home Bancorp will report full-year earnings of $3.11 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.66 to $3.55. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $3.45 per share. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Home Bancorp.
Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The bank reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.21. The company had revenue of $22.71 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.33 million. Home Bancorp had a net margin of 21.08% and a return on equity of 10.82%.
Home Bancorp (HBCP) traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $40.15. 10,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 15,360. The stock has a market cap of $378.17, a P/E ratio of 14.64 and a beta of 0.07. Home Bancorp has a 12 month low of $32.52 and a 12 month high of $47.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.99.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 6th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 5th. This is an increase from Home Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. Home Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 24.90%.
In other Home Bancorp news, Director Kathy J. Bobbs acquired 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $43.09 per share, with a total value of $25,854.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Chris P. Rader acquired 726 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $42.05 per share, for a total transaction of $30,528.30. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 3,704 shares of company stock worth $156,139. 15.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Home Bancorp by 7.3% in the 4th quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. now owns 121,153 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,236,000 after acquiring an additional 8,283 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Home Bancorp in the 2nd quarter valued at $328,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of Home Bancorp by 14.6% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 6,812 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $290,000 after acquiring an additional 866 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Home Bancorp by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 158,459 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,737,000 after acquiring an additional 4,623 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Home Bancorp by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 49,973 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,125,000 after acquiring an additional 158 shares during the last quarter. 33.96% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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Home Bancorp Company Profile
Home Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Home Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank conducts business through banking offices in the Greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans and Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain) regions of south Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg regions of west Mississippi.
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