Corporate Office Properties Trust Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, April 26th. Corporate Office Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust which focuses on the acquisition, ownership and operation of suburban office properties located in high-growth submarkets.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Corporate Office Properties Trust Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.20 per share on revenues of $104.57 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.19 to a profit $0.21. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.82, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Corporate Office Properties Trust has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 585.14 737.63 492.23 512.84 528.01
Diluted EPS ($) 0.76 0.70 0.43 -1.97 -0.03

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 ($) in millions 111.53 143.47 133.39 130.14 121.00
Diluted EPS ($) -1.25 0.04 0.09 -0.39 0.23

Past Performance:
Corporate Office Properties Trust 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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