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Easterly Government Properties: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Easterly Government Properties Inc. (DEA) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Washington, said it had funds from operations of $18.6 million, or 27 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of three 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 $2.2 million, or 3 cents per share.

The property management company posted revenue of $39.4 million in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $39.9 million.

Easterly Government Properties expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.17 to $1.20 per share.

The company's shares have fallen 16 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has declined 12 percent in the last 12 months.

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