EPR Properties (EPR) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.44 Per Share

Analysts forecast that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will report earnings per share of $1.44 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have issued estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.43 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.45. EPR Properties posted earnings of $1.25 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 15.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year earnings of $5.18 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.16 to $5.19. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $5.41 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.12 to $5.48. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover EPR Properties.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.30 by ($0.53). EPR Properties had a net margin of 45.71% and a return on equity of 10.01%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on EPR. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Monday, November 13th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks began coverage on EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $77.17.

EPR Properties (EPR) traded up $0.96 on Thursday, hitting $60.51. The company had a trading volume of 584,075 shares, compared to its average volume of 446,691. The company has a current ratio of 7.88, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,457.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.01, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.57. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $59.31 and a fifty-two week high of $77.70.

The firm also recently declared a jan 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be paid a $0.36 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.00592202664911992%. This is a positive change from EPR Properties’s previous jan 18 dividend of $0.34. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 121.43%.

In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total value of $632,106.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total value of $840,420.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 38,384 shares in the company, valued at $2,304,191.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516. 1.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Verition Fund Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 2nd quarter valued at about $208,000. Private Advisor Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 2,943 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 218 shares in the last quarter. Timber Hill LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter valued at about $206,000. Csenge Advisory Group acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter valued at about $234,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter valued at about $249,000. 88.65% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.

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