DiamondRock Hospitality: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) _ DiamondRock Hospitality Co. (DRH) on Thursday reported a loss in funds from operations in its second quarter, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Bethesda, Maryland, said it had a funds from operations loss of $41 million, or 20 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a funds from operations loss of 25 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.

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The company said it had a loss of $72.8 million, or 36 cents per share.

The hotel and resort real estate investment trust posted revenue of $20.4 million in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $28.1 million.

The company’s shares closed at $4.87. A year ago, they were trading at $9.40.

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