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Mid-America Apartment Communities: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

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

The real estate investment trust, based in Memphis, Tennessee, said it had funds from operations of $182.9 million, or $1.55 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of six 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 $60.4 million, or 53 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $398.1 million in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $400.2 million.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $712.7 million, or $6.04 per share. Revenue was reported as $1.57 billion.

The company's shares have risen almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $104.14, a rise of 12 percent in the last 12 months.


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