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What Are Analysts Saying About Cadence Bancorporation's (NYSE:CADE) Earnings Trajectory?

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Cadence Bancorporation's (NYSE:CADE) most recent earnings update in December 2018 indicated that the company experienced a sizeable tailwind, leading to a high double-digit earnings growth of 62%. Today I want to provide a brief commentary on how market analysts perceive Cadence Bancorporation's earnings growth outlook over the next few years and whether the future looks even brighter than the past. I will be using net income excluding extraordinary items in order to exclude one-off volatility which I am not interested in.

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Market analysts' consensus outlook for the coming year seems positive, with earnings growing by a significant 62%. This high growth in earnings is expected to continue, bringing the bottom line up to US$327m by 2022.

NYSE:CADE Past and Future Earnings, April 30th 2019

While it’s useful to understand the growth year by year relative to today’s figure, it may be more valuable estimating the rate at which the business is moving on average every year. The pro of this method is that it ignores near term flucuations and accounts for the overarching direction of Cadence Bancorporation's earnings trajectory over time, which may be more relevant for long term investors. To compute this rate, I put a line of best fit through analyst consensus of forecasted earnings. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 24%. This means, we can expect Cadence Bancorporation will grow its earnings by 24% every year for the next few years.

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