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Kimco Realty: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ Kimco Realty Corp. (KIM) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results met Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in New Hyde Park, New York, said it had funds from operations of $147.4 million, or 35 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 35 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 $73.6 million, or 17 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $284.2 million in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $278.3 million.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $613 million, or $1.45 per share. Revenue was reported as $1.16 billion.

Kimco Realty expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.44 to $1.48 per share.

The company's shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen almost 7 percent. The stock has climbed 11 percent in the last 12 months.

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