Senior Housing Properties Trust Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) will report earnings before markets open on Monday, April 29th. Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust that owns senior living properties which are leased to unaffiliated tenants. The Trust currently owns independent living and assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, wellness centers, and medical office, clinic and biotech laboratory buildings located throughout the U.S.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Senior Housing Properties Trust Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.44 per share on revenues of $190.77 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 35.17.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.46 to a profit $0.45. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.8, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Senior Housing Properties Trust has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 233.21 297.40 340.11 450.02 644.84
Diluted EPS ($) 1.01 0.90 0.91 1.01 0.80

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 ($) in millions 136.60 145.07 146.97 158.63 194.16
Diluted EPS ($) 0.23 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.25

Past Performance:
Senior Housing Properties Trust has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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