Vereit: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

PHOENIX (AP) _ Vereit Inc. (VER) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations.

The Phoenix-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $172.5 million, or 17 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 17 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 $27.2 million, or 1 cent per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $313.3 million in the period.

The company's shares have increased 14 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen 19 percent in the last 12 months.

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