Cousins Properties Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. Cousins Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that derives its revenues from the acquisition, financing, development, management and leasing of commercial properties. These retail and office properties are concentrated in the Southern United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cousins Properties Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.12 per share on revenues of $37.98 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 34.38.

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 $0.12 to a profit $0.14. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.52, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Cousins Properties has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 214.65 214.54 215.56 129.05 148.28
Diluted EPS ($) 0.15 0.22 -0.27 -1.36 0.32

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 ($) in millions 32.95 47.16 45.21 43.73 35.64
Diluted EPS ($) -1.243 -0.13 0.06 0.09 0.2890

Past Performance:
Cousins Properties has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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