Friday, August 5, 2011

Brookfield Office Beats Estimates After Commercial-Property Revenue Climbs

New York Commercial Property Revenue Climbs Up 30%

The company is seeing “steady demand and controlled supply within our primary markets,” Chief Executive Officer Ric Clark said in the statement. “We remain optimistic about our performance over the balance of the year and the next few years to come.”

Brookfield Office Properties Inc., owner of Manhattan’s World Financial Center, reported funds from operations that beat analyst estimates after increasing revenue and adding income from Australian properties acquired last year.
Revenue Up 30%
FFO, a gauge of a property company’s ability to generate cash, was $152 million, or 30 cents a share, in the second quarter, the New York-based landlord said today in a statement. Analysts expected 26 cents a share, the average of 14 estimates in a Bloomberg survey. FFO was $201 million, or 40 cents, a year earlier, when results included a $53 million gain from the repayment of a loaThe companywide occupancy rate was 93.3 percent, down from 95 percent at the end of last year and 94.8 percent a year earlier, according to the supplemental report.

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