Douglas Emmett Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Douglas Emmett (NYSE:DEI) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. Douglas Emmett, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in office and multifamily properties in Los Angeles County, California and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Douglas Emmett Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.35 per share on revenues of $142.91 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 $0.35 to a profit $0.36. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.42, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Douglas Emmett has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 608.09 571.06 570.84 575.34 579.00
Diluted EPS ($) -0.23 -0.22 -0.22 0.01 0.16

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 ($) in millions 143.28 143.39 146.47 145.99 143.15
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0130 0.04 0.05 0.04 0.0344

Past Performance:
Douglas Emmett has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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