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Alexandria Real Estate Equities: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. (ARE) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Pasadena, California, said it had funds from operations of $178 million, or $1.68 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.69 per share.

Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. It takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.

The company said it had a loss of $31.7 million, or 30 cents per share.

The life science real estate company posted revenue of $340.5 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $682 million, or $6.60 per share. Revenue was reported as $1.33 billion.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $6.85 to $7.05 per share.

The company's shares have risen 14 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $130.90, an increase of 5.5 percent in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on ARE at https://www.zacks.com/ap/ARE