Apple Hospitality REIT: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) on Tuesday reported a loss in funds from operations in its fourth quarter, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The results missed Wall Street expectations.

The Richmond, Virginia-based real estate investment trust said it had a funds from operations loss of $2.5 million, or 1 cent per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 2 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 a loss of $51.2 million, or 23 cents per share.

The hotel-owning real estate investment trust posted revenue of $134 million in the period, which also fell short of Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $148.3 million.

The company’s shares have increased 16% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $14.97, a rise of slightly more than 3% in the last 12 months.

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