Felcor Lodging Trust Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Felcor Lodging Trust (NYSE:FCH) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) focusing on upscale and full service hotels. The Company owns interests in hotels throughout the United States and Canada.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Felcor Lodging Trust Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.01 per share on revenues of $219.02 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 $0.38, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Felcor Lodging Trust has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,103 874.40 776.88 855.15 909.52
Diluted EPS ($) -2.57 -2.33 -3.25 -1.44 -1.35

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 ($) in millions 202.45 221.44 257.00 236.24 214.54
Diluted EPS ($) -0.3380 -0.31 0.02 -0.23 -0.8258

Past Performance:
Felcor Lodging Trust has beat analyst estimates 1 time 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)