Dupont Fabros Technology Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 7th. DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. is a real estate investment trust and owner, developer, operator and manager of wholesale data centers. The Company’s data centers are used primarily by national and international technology companies to house, power and cool the computer servers that support many of their most critical business processes.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dupont Fabros Technology Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.13 per share on revenues of $88.80 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 61.03.

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 $0.21 to a profit $0.19. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.8, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Dupont Fabros Technology has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 173.66 200.28 242.54 287.44 332.44
Diluted EPS ($) 0.54 0.04 0.51 0.71 0.41

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 ($) in millions 74.40 78.38 82.66 85.45 85.96
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1224 0.08 0.11 0.11 0.1072

Past Performance:
Dupont Fabros Technology 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)