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American Homes 4 Rent: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Agoura Hills, California, said it had funds from operations of $95.7 million, or 27 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 26 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 $16.3 million, or 5 cents per share.

The real estate company posted revenue of $279.2 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $274.2 million.

American Homes 4 Rent expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.06 to $1.14 per share.

The company's shares have increased 21% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $24.01, a rise of 19% in the last 12 months.

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