Host Hotels & Resorts Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is a real estate trust. The trust which owns or holds controlling interests in upscale and luxury full-service hotel lodging properties in areas that include Washington, D.C., Toronto and Calgary, Canada, Mexico City, Mexico and Santiago, Chile, as well as Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Host Hotels & Resorts Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.23 per share on revenues of $1.19 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 225.95.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.4 to a profit $0.41. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.26, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Host Hotels & Resorts has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,139 4,144 4,361 4,924 5,286
Diluted EPS ($) 0.72 -0.45 -0.21 -0.02 0.08

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 ($) in millions 1,618 985.00 1,368 1,204 1,731
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0241 0.00 0.11 -0.05 0.0205

Past Performance:
Host Hotels & Resorts 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]