Realty Income Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Up Now

Realty Income Corp. (NYSE:O) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.6%.

Markets are at 5-year highs! Discover the best stocks to own. Click here for our fresh Feature Stock Pick now!

Realty Income Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 32.61% to $0.61 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.46 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 49.67% to $171.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Realty Income Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.61 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.58. It beat the average revenue estimate of $167.1 million.

Quoting Management: Chief Executive Officer, Tom A. Lewis said, “The first quarter of 2013 was the best quarter for operations in our 44-year history. We are pleased to report significant increases in all facets of the company’s operations during the quarter, including continued strength in the performance of our real estate portfolio, with occupancy increasing to 97.7% and a record level of acquisition activity.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 36.73% from $125.58 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 8.93% from $0.56 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.59 to a profit $0.58. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.37, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

Stocks with improving earnings metrics are worthy of your extra attention. In fact, “E = Earnings Are Increasing Quarter-Over-Quarter” is a core component of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework for this very reason. Don’t waste another minute – click here and get our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now.

(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at]