First Industrial Realty Trust Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. is a self-administered and fully integrated real estate investment trust which owns, manages, acquires and develops bulk warehouses and light industrial properties. The Company’s interests in its properties are held through various partnerships controlled by the company.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to First Industrial Realty Trust Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.25 per share on revenues of $84.20 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.27 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.02, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how First Industrial Realty Trust has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 526 412 289 318 327
Diluted EPS ($) 0.50 -0.28 -3.53 -0.34 -0.24

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 83.82 80.98 84.33 83.27
Diluted EPS ($) -0.16 0.04 -0.09 -0.05

Past Performance:
First Industrial Realty Trust has missed analyst estimates 3 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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