Franklin Street Properties Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Franklin Street Properties (AMEX:FSP) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Franklin Street Properties Corporation operates real estate businesses and offers investment banking services. The Company organizes real estate investment trusts (REIT) and syndicates them through private placements, acquires real estate on behalf of the REITs, and offers asset management and property management services for the REITs.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Franklin Street Properties Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.25 per share on revenues of $42.57 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 162.83.

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 $0.26 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.06, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Franklin Street Properties has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 118.92 119.85 109.81 129.37 148.82
Diluted EPS ($) 0.45 0.38 0.28 0.53 0.09

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 ($) in millions 35.54 36.04 110.57 37.77 40.26
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0610 0.07 0.07 -0.11 0.0658

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

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