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Federal Realty Investment Trust: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) _ Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.

The Rockville, Maryland-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $116.9 million, or $1.56 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.55 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 $58.1 million, or 78 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $232.2 million in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $234.7 million.

Federal Realty Investment Trust expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $6.30 to $6.46 per share.

The company's shares have increased 14% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $134.21, a rise of 16% in the last 12 months.

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