Ashford Hospitality Trust: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

DALLAS (AP) _ Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT) on Wednesday reported a loss in funds from operations in its second quarter, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations.

The Dallas-based real estate investment trust said it had a funds from operations loss of $149.5 million, or $12.32 per share, in the period.
The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a funds from operations loss of $6.89 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 $215.3 million, or $20.85 per share.
The hotel owner posted revenue of $43.1 million in the period, which also missed Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $68 million.

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