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National Storage reports 1Q results

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) _ National Storage Affiliates (NSA) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, said it had funds from operations of $21.3 million, or 29 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 30 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 $555,000, or 1 cent per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $61.6 million in the period, topping Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $61.3 million.

The company's shares have climbed nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $23.16, an increase of 15 percent in the last 12 months.


This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on NSA at https://www.zacks.com/ap/NSA


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