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Before The Call – Digital Realty Trust, Inc

|Includes: Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) is expected to report second quarter results for 2012 on Wednesday, July 25th at 1 pm ET. Analysts are expecting revenue to increase 9% to $292.89M from $267.88M a year ago and an increase in EPS to 1.09 from 1.02.

Analysts have revised DLR's earnings estimates higher for both 2012 and 2013. The average consensus sees 2012 increasing by .7% to $4.45, implying year-over-year growth of 9.6% while the 2013 estimate has increased 2.2% to $5.03 over the same time period, representing a year-over-year growth of 13.1%.

Digital Realty paid a dividend of $ .73 per share in the first quarter of 2012, which marked a 7.4% increase over the year-ago quarter. Since 2005, the company has raised its dividend 10 times from 24.4 cents, and even continued paying it during the recession. The current dividend payment affirms a yield of 4%.

To join DLR's call:

Conference call: 888-701-6680, passcode 95546174

Replay: 855-859-2056, passcode 95546174

Audio webcast:

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in DLR over the next 72 hours.