Highwoods Properties Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Highwoods Properties (NYSE:HIW) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. Highwoods Properties, Inc., with its operating partnership and subsidiaries, develops, manages, leases and acquires suburban office and industrial properties. Highwoods has expanded into markets throughout the southeastern and midwestern United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Highwoods Properties Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.69 per share on revenues of $137.27 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 40.12.

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 $0.68 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.75, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 461 454 463 483 516
Diluted EPS ($) 0.37 0.76 0.86 0.54 1.02

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 ($) in millions 130.74 128.21 133.98 137.03
Diluted EPS ($) 0.17 0.43 0.18 0.15

Past Performance:
Highwoods Properties 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)