Bank of Hawaii Earnings Preview

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After beating estimates last quarter by $0.10, Bank of Hawaii (NYS: BOH) has set the standard for itself. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday. Bank of Hawaii is a bank holding company that provides a range of financial services and products mainly to customers in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Half of analysts think investors should stand pat on Bank of Hawaii while the remaining half are split between buy and sell. Analysts don't like Bank of Hawaii as much as competitor City National overall. Six out of 21 analysts rate City National a buy compared to three of 12 for Bank of Hawaii. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $141.9 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 4% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.81 per share. Estimates range from $0.76 to $0.85.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 94.6% granting it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 93.4% awarding it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about Bank of Hawaii, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 68 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Bank of Hawaii's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Bank of Hawaii's income has fallen year over year by an average of 11.4% over the past five quarters. Revenue has fallen for the past three quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Net Margin

27.1%

22.0%

25.5%

25.2%

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