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Empire State Realty Trust reports 1Q results

NEW YORK (AP) _ Empire State Realty Trust Inc. (ESRT) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in New York, said it had funds from operations of $61.3 million, or 21 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 20 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 $10 million, or 6 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $117.1 million in the period.

The company's shares have risen nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $21.33, a climb of 16 percent in the last 12 months.

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