Arbor Realty Trust: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a specialized real estate finance company. The Company invests in real estate related bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred equity and, in limited cases, discounted mortgage notes and other real estate related assets.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Arbor Realty Trust Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.19 per share on revenues of $11.30 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 9.76.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.15 to a profit $0.12. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.52, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Arbor Realty Trust has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 93.21 38.63 254.65 60.31 100.35
Diluted EPS ($) -3.54 -9.11 4.39 -1.61 0.79

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 14.26 22.00 39.16 22.66 16.53
Diluted EPS ($) -1.147 0.17 0.62 0.07 -0.0086

Past Performance:
Arbor Realty Trust has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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