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Shares of Home Bancorp Rank the Highest in Terms of Future Earnings Growth in the Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Industry (HBCP, NFBK, RDN, FFNW, UCFC)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Thrifts & Mortgage Finance industry with the highest future earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (next fiscal year estimated vs. current fiscal year estimated) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Home Bancorp ranks highest with a future earnings growth of 27.0%. Following is Northfield Bancorp with a future earnings growth of 25.3%. Radian ranks third highest with a future earnings growth of 18.3%.

First Financial Northwest follows with a future earnings growth of 17.7%, and United Community Financial rounds out the top five with a future earnings growth of 14.7%.

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Keywords: highest future earnings growth home bancorp northfield bancorp radian first financial northwest united community financial

Ticker(s): HBCP NFBK RDN FFNW UCFC