MB Financial Corporation Stock Upgraded (MBFI)
- MB FINANCIAL INC/MD reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, MB FINANCIAL INC/MD increased its bottom line by earning $0.52 versus $0.19 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.50 versus $0.52).
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Commercial Banks industry. The net income increased by 203.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $6.94 million to $21.09 million.
- The gross profit margin for MB FINANCIAL INC/MD is currently very high, coming in at 86.20%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 18.80% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
- MBFI, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 3.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 12.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
- The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Banks industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, MB FINANCIAL INC/MD underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet RatingsStaff
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