HOUSTON (AP) _ Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results topped Wall Street expectations.
The Houston-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $79.4 million, or 61 cents per share, in the period.
The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 58 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 $44.1 million, or 34 cents per share.
The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $142.9 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $139.5 million, which also beat Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $138.7 million.
For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $300.9 million, or $2.34 per share. Revenue was reported as $537.3 million.
Weingarten Realty expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.37 to $2.43 per share.
The company's shares have increased 1 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $36.20, a climb of almost 3 percent in the last 12 months.
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