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UMH: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) _ UMH Properties Inc. (UMH) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Freehold, New Jersey, said it had funds from operations of $6.1 million, or 16 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 19 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 $5.9 million, or 15 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $34.3 million in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $34.7 million.

The company's shares have increased 17% since the beginning of the year. The stock has climbed 1% in the last 12 months.


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