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American Homes 4 Rent: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

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

The real estate investment trust, based in Agoura Hills, California, said it had funds from operations of $94.6 million, or 27 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 27 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 $15.2 million, or 5 cents per share.

The real estate company posted revenue of $280.1 million in the period, topping Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $271.5 million.

The company's shares have dropped 4 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $20.97, a fall of slightly more than 2 percent in the last 12 months.

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