Brixmor reports 4Q results

Brixmor Property posts 4Q FFO of $163 million, results top expectations

NEW YORK (AP) _ Brixmor Property Group Inc. (BRX) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in New York, said it had funds from operations of $163 million, or 53 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 51 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 $93.1 million, or 31 cents per share.

The owner and operator of shopping centers posted revenue of $324 million in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $320.4 million.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $632 million, or $2.07 per share. Revenue was reported as $1.28 billion.

Brixmor expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.05 to $2.12 per share.

The company's shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $24.48, a rise of 10 percent 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 BRX at https://www.zacks.com/ap/BRX

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Keywords: Brixmor Property, Earnings Report

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