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Host Hotels: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

August 6, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) _ Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Bethesda, Maryland, said it had funds from operations of $393 million, or 53 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 54 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 $286 million, or 39 cents per share.

The lodging real estate investment trust posted revenue of $1.48 billion in the period, which also missed Street forecasts. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.51 billion.

Host Hotels expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.73 to $1.78 per share.

The company’s shares have risen 0.5% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 15%. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $16.76, a decrease of 23% 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 HST at https://www.zacks.com/ap/HST

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