UDR Earnings Preview

UDR (NYSE: UDR  ) will look to match Wall Street forecasts for the third consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, August 1. UDR is a self administered real estate investment trust that owns, acquires, renovates, develops and manages apartment communities nationwide.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on UDR with 14 of 22 analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like UDR as much as competitor Camden Property overall. Six out of 22 analysts rate Camden Property a buy compared to five of 22 for UDR. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $172.9 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 12.4% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.31 per share. Estimates range from $0.29 to $0.32.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 77.8% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The majority of the Fools are in agreement with the All-Stars as 63.5% give it an "outperform" rating. Fools are gung-ho about UDR, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 40 posts in the past 30 days. UDR's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows net margins over the past four quarters. 

Quarter Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
Net Margin -16.6% -16.2% -14.7% -17.2%

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