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PS Business Parks reports 4Q results

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) _ PS Business Parks Inc. (PSB) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations.

The Glendale, California-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $48.4 million, or $1.39 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.38 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 $12.9 million, or 47 cents per share.

The office and industrial space real estate investment trust posted revenue of $97.7 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $189 million, or $5.44 per share. Revenue was reported as $387.4 million.

The company's shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $116.97, a rise of 26 percent in the last 12 months.

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