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Tanger: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

The Greensboro, North Carolina-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $61.9 million, or 63 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 60 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 a loss of $22.2 million, or 24 cents per share.

The factory outlet mall operator posted revenue of $124.2 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $121 million.

Tanger expects full-year funds from operations to be $2.42 to $2.46 per share.

The company's shares have dropped 15 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $22.46, a drop of nearly 3 percent in the last 12 months.

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