Kilroy Realty Earnings Preview

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Kilroy Realty (NYS: KRC) hasn't been able to establish an earnings trend, bouncing between beating and falling short of estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Kilroy Realty is a real estate investment trust that owns, operates, develops, and acquires office and industrial real estate located in Southern California.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Kilroy Realty, with seven of 12 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Kilroy Realty better than competitor Highwoods Properties overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $91.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 14.7% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.56 per share. Estimates range from $0.55 to $0.58.

What our community says:
Most CAPS All-Stars are skeptical of KRC prospects, with 77.4% awarding it an "underperform" rating. Like the All-Stars, the community is also not a fan of Kilroy Realty with 72.8% assigning it an "underperform" rating. Fools are bearish on Kilroy Realty, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 28 posts in the past 30 days. Kilroy Realty's CAPS rating of one out of five stars is even gloomier than the community sentiment.

Management:
Kilroy Realty's profit has risen year over year by an average of more than twofold over the past five 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

Q2

Q1

Q4

Q3

Net Margin

3.8%

5.5%

6.4%

4.6%

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