LTC earnings jump 122%
Real estate investment trust LTC Properties reported $12 million in first-quarter profits, a 122 percent increase over the $5.4 million it earned a year ago. Per diluted share, the Westlake Village-based company earned 40 cents in the most recent quarter, compared to 20 cents in the first quarter of 2011.
The year-over-year earnings boost was a result of higher revenues resulting from acquisitions, LTC said, as well as a preferred stock redemption charge it recorded in the first quarter last year.
LTC specializes in owning and operating nursing homes and other health care-related properties around the U.S.