UMH: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) _ UMH Properties Inc. (UMH) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Freehold, New Jersey, said it had funds from operations of $6.4 million, or 18 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 18 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 a loss of $27.2 million, or 76 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $29.8 million in the period.

The company's shares have decreased roughly 4 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $14.32, a drop of 12 percent in the last 12 months.

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