Dupont Fabros Technology Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. is a real estate investment trust and owner, developer, operator and manager of wholesale data centers. The Company’s data centers are used primarily by national and international technology companies to house, power and cool the computer servers that support many of their most critical business processes.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dupont Fabros Technology Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.19 per share on revenues of $92.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 54.91.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.23 to a profit $0.22. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.71, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Dupont Fabros Technology has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 174 200 243 287 332
Diluted EPS ($) 0.54 0.04 0.51 0.71 0.41

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 82.66 85.45 85.96 87.76
Diluted EPS ($) 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.12

Past Performance:
Dupont Fabros Technology has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)