Guaranty Federal Bancshares (GFED) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.04 EPS

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.04), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $9.37 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.10 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 15.22% and a return on equity of 13.26%.

NASDAQ:GFED traded down $0.28 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $23.60. 1,410 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,086. The company has a market capitalization of $105.73 million and a P/E ratio of 10.83. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 1-year low of $20.11 and a 1-year high of $27.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.08.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 19th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 9th were given a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.20%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 8th. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.85%.

Several research firms have weighed in on GFED. Zacks Investment Research lowered Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, May 6th. ValuEngine lowered Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 1st.

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About Guaranty Federal Bancshares

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank that provides a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in southwest Missouri. The company's deposit products include checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, fixed-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as demand deposits and NOW accounts.

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