Sunstone Hotel: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (SHO) on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Aliso Viejo, California, said it had funds from operations of $39 million, or 19 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 16 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 $123.8 million, or 60 cents per share.

The hotel real estate investment trust, based in Aliso Viejo, California, posted revenue of $219.2 million in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $212 million.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $196.5 million. Revenue was reported as $986.5 million.

Sunstone Hotel expects full-year funds from operations in the range of 78 cents to 90 cents per share.

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