Colony Financial Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Colony Financial (NYSE:CLNY) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, May 6th. Colony Financial Inc is a real estate finance company. The Company acquires, originates, and manages a diversified portfolio of real estate related debt instruments.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Colony Financial Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.32 per share on revenues of $32.40 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.81.

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 $0.39 to a profit $0.37. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.5, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Colony Financial has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 27.42 65.47 107.16
Diluted EPS ($) 1.18 1.46 1.32

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 ($) in millions 19.18 21.82 25.61 27.05 32.67
Diluted EPS ($) 0.3381 0.37 0.36 0.30 0.3079

Past Performance:
Colony Financial has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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