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Whitestone reports 4Q results

HOUSTON (AP) _ Whitestone Reit (WSR) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter.

The real estate investment trust, based in Houston, said it had funds from operations of $10.5 million, or 34 cents per share, in the period.

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 $532,000, or 1 cent per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $28.4 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $35.2 million, or $1.35 per share. Revenue was reported as $104.4 million.

Whitestone expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.34 to $1.39 per share.

The company's shares have fallen 2 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $14.06, a rise of 25 percent in the last 12 months.

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