General Growth Properties: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 29th. General Growth Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, leases, acquires and expands enclosed regional shopping mall centers throughout the United States. The REIT, with its operating partnership also has unconsolidated equity interests in other regional mall companies.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to General Growth Properties Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.24 per share on revenues of $650.02 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 $0.25 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.1, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how General Growth Properties has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,059 2,830 2,772 2,445 2,512
Diluted EPS ($) 0.02 -4.11 -4.01 -0.37 -0.52

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 ($) in millions 604.53 612.13 624.13 633.17 642.42
Diluted EPS ($) -0.0757 -0.21 -0.12 -0.23 0.04

Past Performance:
General Growth Properties 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)