National Storage: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) _ National Storage Affiliates (NSA) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, said it had funds from operations of $31.2 million, or 36 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 34 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 $1.8 million, or 3 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $85.4 million in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $84.3 million.

The company's shares have fallen nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $26.73, a rise of roughly 8 percent in the last 12 months.


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