Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 32.35% to $0.45 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.34 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 3.35% to $1.42 billion from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.45 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.40. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.43 billion.
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue increased 12.08% from $1.27 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 60.71% from $0.28 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.27 to a profit $0.29. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $1.27 to a profit of $1.30 over the last ninety days.
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