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Equity Lifestyle Properties: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

CHICAGO (AP) _ Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Chicago, said it had funds from operations of $97.7 million, or $1.03 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1 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 $56.1 million, or 63 cents per share.

The resort community operator posted revenue of $256.7 million in the period.

For the current quarter ending in December, Equity Lifestyle Properties expects its per-share funds from operations to range from 94 cents to $1.

The company expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $3.85 to $3.91 per share.

The company's shares have increased 4 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $92.68, an increase of 6 percent in the last 12 months.

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