Pennsylvania REIT Earnings Preview

After beating estimates last quarter by $0.14, Pennsylvania REIT (NYSE: PEI  ) has set the standard for itself. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, Feb.23. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust that is engaged in the ownership, management, development, and leasing of retail shopping malls and strip and power centers.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are divided on Pennsylvania REIT, with equal numbers rating the stock a buy, sell, and hold. Analysts like Pennsylvania REIT better than competitor Inland Real Estate overall. One out of six analysts rate Inland Real Estate a buy compared to two out of six for Pennsylvania REIT. That rating hasn't budged in three months as analysts have remained unchanged in their opinion of the stock.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $79.1 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 0.2% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.56 per share. Estimates range from $0.54 to $0.57.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly supporting the stock, with 78.4% granting it an outperform rating. The majority of Fools (71.3%) agree with the All-Stars and award it an outperform rating. Pennsylvania REIT's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:

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

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Net Margin

(49.3%)

(16.5%)

(12.8%)

(6.5%)

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