Getty Realty Earnings Preview

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Getty Realty (NYS: GTY) will look to avoid missing estimates for the fourth consecutive quarter when its earnings are released. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, March 15. Getty Realty is a real estate investment trust in the United States specializing in the ownership and leasing of retail motor fuel and convenience store properties and petroleum distribution terminals.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts don't like Getty Realty as much as competitor Cedar Shopping Centers overall. One out of six analysts rate Cedar Shopping Centers a buy compared to zero out of two for Getty Realty. Analysts haven't adjusted their rating of Getty Realty for the past three months.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $22.4 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 1% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.28 per share. Estimates range from $0.01 to $0.56.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are in strong support of the stock, with 95.7% awarding it an outperform rating. Most of the community backs the All-Stars, with 89% granting it a rating of outperform. Though still bullish, the CAPS rating of four out of five stars for Getty Realty is a bit more pessimistic than the community assessment.

Management:
Getty Realty's income has fallen year over year by an average of 11.3% over the past five quarters. 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. Getty Realty has seen slipping net margins year over year for the last three quarters. Net margins reflect what percentage of each dollar earned by the company becomes profit. Here are Getty Realty's reported margins for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Net Margin

19.0%

54.6%

44.8%

56.1%

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