Hospitality Properites: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) _ Hospitality Properites Trust (HPT) 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 Newton, Massachusetts, said it had funds from operations of $154.9 million, or 94 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 94 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 $80.2 million, or 49 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $528.6 million in the period, topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $515.3 million.

The company's shares have declined 12 percent since the beginning of the year.


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