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Safehold (SAFE) Q3 Earnings: Taking a Look at Key Metrics Versus Estimates

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Safehold (SAFE - Free Report) reported $85.56 million in revenue for the quarter ended September 2023, representing a year-over-year increase of 79.2%. EPS of $0.33 for the same period compares to $2.06 a year ago.

The reported revenue compares to the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $86.53 million, representing a surprise of -1.12%. The company delivered an EPS surprise of -10.81%, with the consensus EPS estimate being $0.37.

While investors scrutinize revenue and earnings changes year-over-year and how they compare with Wall Street expectations to determine their next move, some key metrics always offer a more accurate picture of a company's financial health.

As these metrics influence top- and bottom-line performance, comparing them to the year-ago numbers and what analysts estimated helps investors project a stock's price performance more accurately.

Here is how Safehold performed in the just reported quarter in terms of the metrics most widely monitored and projected by Wall Street analysts:

  • Operating lease income: $16.72 million versus the four-analyst average estimate of $18.52 million.
  • Other income: $7.34 million versus $7.75 million estimated by four analysts on average.
  • Interest income from sales-type leases: $59.13 million versus $58.78 million estimated by four analysts on average.
  • Net income (Loss) per share- Diluted: -$1.81 versus the five-analyst average estimate of $0.33.
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Shares of Safehold have returned -4.3% over the past month versus the Zacks S&P 500 composite's -2.8% change. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), indicating that it could underperform the broader market in the near term.

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