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Ashford Hospitality Trust: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

DALLAS (AP) _ Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations.

The Dallas-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $56.3 million, or 47 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 48 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 a loss of $26.9 million, or 27 cents per share.

The hotel owner posted revenue of $415.1 million in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $409.1 million.

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