Taubman: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) _ Taubman Centers Inc. (TCO) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, said it had funds from operations of $87.1 million, or 93 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 90 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 $15.1 million, or 25 cents per share.

The shopping center real estate investment trust posted revenue of $160.2 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $148.6 million, which also beat Street forecasts. Thirteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $148.1 million.

Taubman expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $3.62 to $3.74 per share.

The company’s shares have risen 8.5% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $49.34, a decrease of 12% in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on TCO at https://www.zacks.com/ap/TCO

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