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SL Green: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

NEW YORK (AP) _ SL Green Realty Corp. (SLG) 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 New York, said it had funds from operations of $147.5 million, or $1.68 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.72 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 $43.8 million, or 52 cents per share.

The commercial real estate investment trust posted revenue of $304.3 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $212.6 million, also missing Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $215 million.

The company's shares have increased nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $86.68, a fall of 11 percent in the last 12 months.


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