AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ American Campus Communities Inc. (ACC) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.
The Austin, Texas-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $95.3 million, or 69 cents per share, in the period.
The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 65 cents 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 net income of $29.6 million, or 21 cents per share.
The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $242.1 million in the period.
American Campus Communities expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.35 to $2.45 per share.
The company's shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $46.51, a rise of 20 percent in the last 12 months.
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