Watch Alexandria Real Estate Equities' (NYSE: ARE) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 7. Alexandria Real Estate Equities is focused on science-driven cluster formation through the ownership, operation, management, and selective redevelopment, development, and acquisition of properties containing office/laboratory space.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Alexandria Real Estate Equities, with seven of nine rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Alexandria Real Estate Equities better than competitor Duke Realty overall. While analysts still rate the stock a Moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $143.2 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 8.4% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.10 per share. Estimates range from $1.10 to $1.11.

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All-Stars consider ARE a good bet, as 67.4% award it an "outperform" rating. The majority of the Fools are in agreement with the All-Stars, as 56.6% give it an "outperform" rating. Fools are gung-ho about Alexandria Real Estate Equities, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 57 posts in the past 30 days. Alexandria Real Estate Equities' bearish CAPS rating of one 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 22.3% 23.2% 23% 52%

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