Camden: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

HOUSTON (AP) _ Camden Property Trust (CPT) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Houston, said it had funds from operations of $111.4 million, or $1.15 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.13 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 $39.4 million, or 41 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $230.7 million in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $230.5 million.

Camden expects full-year funds from operations to be $4.62 to $4.82 per share.

The company's shares have decreased 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $85.20, a climb of 4 percent in the last 12 months.

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