Lexington Realty: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

NEW YORK (AP) _ Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in New York, said it had funds from operations of $49.3 million, or 19 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 19 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 $18.2 million, or 6 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $80.8 million in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $79.9 million.

Lexington Realty expects full-year funds from operations in the range of 74 cents to 77 cents per share.

The company's shares have decreased nearly 5% since the beginning of the year. The stock has climbed 10% in the last 12 months.

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