Looking for a stock that might be in a good position to beat earnings at its next report? Consider Banco Santander-Chile ( BSAC ), a firm in the financial sector, which could be a great candidate for another beat.
This company has seen a nice streak of beating earnings estimates, especially when looking at the previous two reports. In fact, in these reports, BSAC has beaten estimates by at least 10.0% in both cases, suggesting it has a nice short-term history of crushing expectations.
Earnings in Focus
Two quarters ago, BSAC expected to post 49 cents per share, while its earnings came in at 55 cents per share, a significant beat. Meanwhile, for the most recent quarter, the company looked to deliver earnings per share of 54 cents, when it actually saw 62 cents per share instead, representing a 14.81% positive surprise.
Thanks in part to this history, estimates have been moving higher for Banco Santander-Chile. In fact, the Earnings ESP for BSAC is positive, which is a great sign of a coming beat.
After all, the Zacks Earnings ESP compares the most accurate estimate to the broad consensus, looking to find stocks that have seen big revisions as of late, suggesting that analysts have recently become more bullish on the company's earnings prospects. This is the case for BSAC, as the firm currently has a Zacks Earnings ESP of 4.44 %, so another beat could be around the corner.
This is particularly true when you consider that BSAC has a great Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) which can be a harbinger of outperformance and a signal for a strong earnings profile. And when you add this solid Zacks Rank to a positive Earnings ESP, a positive earnings surprise happens nearly 70% of the time, so it seems pretty likely that BSAC could see another beat at its next report, especially if recent trends are any guide.