Federal Realty Investment Trust reports 4Q results

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) _ Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

The Rockville, Maryland-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $104.9 million, or $1.45 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.44 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 $57.9 million, or 80 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $204.1 million in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $204.8 million.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $406.4 million, or $5.65 per share. Revenue was reported as $801.6 million.

Federal Realty Investment Trust expects full-year funds from operations to be $5.83 to $5.93 per share.

The company's shares have climbed roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $142.95, a fall of slightly more than 1 percent in the last 12 months.

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