Community operating expenses increased $14.4 million to $213.5 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $199.0 million in the 2011 period. Approximately $14.3 million of the increase resulted from the acquisition of communities since the first quarter of 2011 (net of dispositions); community operating expenses for our 296 same communities decreased by $0.1 million between the periods, with the remaining difference resulting from corporate expenses not allocated to communities.Community operating income increased $8.8 million, or 9.2%, to $104.5 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $95.7 million in the first quarter of 2011. As a result of continuing expense controls, community operating margin improved to 32.9%, compared to 32.5% in the first quarter of 2011.
Emeritus Announces Operating Results For First Quarter 2012
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