Funds From Operations (FFO)

RECENT NEWS  Oct 30  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Welltower Inc. (HCN) Friday said it expects 5 to 6 percent increase in FFO guidance for the full year 2015, while it recorded eight percent growth in third-quarter quarter normalized FFO. For the full year 2015, the...


FFO, is a performance metric used to evaluate Real Estate Investment Trusts. The metric takes into account earnings from existing properties but not cash from acquisitions or sales of assets. It measures the cash-generating potential of the REIT's holdings (IE, via rental income from tenants). REIT stocks are often evaluated on their Funds from Operations multiple (stock price divided by funds from operations per share) instead of the P/E Ratio commonly used for other companies.

FFO is obtained from a company's net income, excluding any gain on real estate sold during the period and excluding any depreciation/amortization.

Industries where FFO is important:

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