First Potomac Realty Trust Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. First Potomac Realty Trust is a self-managed, self administered Maryland real estate investment trust. The Company acquires, operates, and develops industrial and flex properties in Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. First Potomac acquires properties that can benefit from intense property management, then repositions these properties.

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

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.25 per share on revenues of $47.18 million.

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 $0.25 to a profit $0.24. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.06, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 124 134 140 172 193
Diluted EPS ($) 0.92 0.14 -0.33 -0.36 -0.40

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 ($) in millions 47.89 48.62 50.20 51.38
Diluted EPS ($) -0.31 0.08 -0.04 -0.02

Past Performance:
First Potomac Realty Trust has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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