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Mid-America Apartment Communities: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) _ Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Germantown, Tennessee, said it had funds from operations of $186.4 million, or $1.58 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.50 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 $62.7 million, or 55 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $401.2 million in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $400.7 million.

Mid-America Apartment Communities expects full-year funds from operations to be $6.11 to $6.35 per share.

The company's shares have climbed 14% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $109.25, a rise of 18% in the last 12 months.

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