Mr. Cooper Group Inc. COOP is scheduled to announce first-quarter 2020 results on Apr 30, before market open. Its revenues and earnings are likely to have improved in the quarter on a year-over-year basis.
In the last reported quarter, the company’s earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The results benefited from an increase in revenues and lower expenses.
Activities of the company in the first quarter failed to win analysts’ confidence. As a result, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its earnings of 92 cents for the to-be-reported quarter has been unchanged over the past 30 days. Nonetheless, the figure indicates growth of 84% from the year-ago reported number.
The consensus estimate for sales of $418.4 million suggests 67.4% growth on a year-over-year basis.
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Factors at Play
Muted Originations: Due to lower interest rates during the quarter, mortgage refinance volumes are expected to have increased during the quarter. Nonetheless, despite lower mortgage rates, mortgage originations for the quarter are anticipated to have been down due to seasonality.
Decline in Revenues: Fed lowered interest rates to near-zero levels during the quarter in order to support the U.S. economy from coronavirus-induced slowdown. Thus, the company’s mark-to-market revenues are expected to have declined during the quarter. Also, with lower origination, related fees are anticipated to have reduced.
Higher Expenses: Mr. Cooper’s efforts to expand the servicing portfolio and an increase in the headcount, largely driven by the Pacific Union and Seterus acquisitions, is expected to have kept expenses elevated in the first quarter. Also, the company’s Project Titan, aimed at increasing operational efficiencies, is expected to have flared corporate, and other general and administrative expenses.
Our quantitative model does not predict an earnings beat for Mr. Cooperthis time around. The combination of two key ingredients — a positive Earnings ESP and Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) or higher — increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here.
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Earnings ESP: Mr. Cooperhas an Earnings ESP of 0.00%.
Zacks Rank: The company currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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Moody's Corporation MCO is scheduled to release results on Apr 30. The company currently has an Earnings ESP of +0.18% and a Zacks Rank of 3. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. CNOB is likely to release earnings figures around Apr 30. The company, which carries a Zacks Rank of 3 at present, has an Earnings ESP of +6.49%.
First BanCorp. FBP is slated to report quarterly earnings on Apr 30. The company, which carries a Zacks Rank of 3 at present, has an Earnings ESP of +8.51%.
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