Piedmont Office: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) _ Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (PDM) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations.

The Johns Creek, Georgia-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $53.1 million, or 41 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 42 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 $10.9 million, or 9 cents per share.

The commercial real estate investment trust posted revenue of $129.2 million in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $125.1 million.

Piedmont Office expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.69 to $1.75 per share.

The company's shares have increased nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has decreased 5.5 percent in the last 12 months.

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