Analysts expect EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to post $126.73 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $130.30 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $121.99 million. EPR Properties reported sales of $107.04 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 18.4%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st.
On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full-year sales of $515.97 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $493.92 million to $535.00 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post sales of $544.49 million per share, with estimates ranging from $508.20 million to $583.28 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for EPR Properties.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.74 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.44 by ($0.70). EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.60% and a net margin of 45.65%. The firm had revenue of $147.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.87 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.26 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on EPR. Ladenburg Thalmann set a $72.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Citigroup dropped their price target on EPR Properties from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price target on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, SunTrust Banks began coverage on EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price target on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.44.
EPR stock opened at $54.46 on Friday. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $51.87 and a fifty-two week high of $76.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 8.20 and a current ratio of 8.20. The company has a market cap of $4,044.33, a P/E ratio of 10.85, a PEG ratio of 2.90 and a beta of 0.45.
The business also recently disclosed a mar 18 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a $0.36 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 7.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 86.06%.
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 102.6% in the fourth quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. now owns 2,308 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $151,000 after purchasing an additional 1,169 shares during the last quarter. Lourd Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the third quarter valued at approximately $249,000. Lake Street Advisors Group LLC bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $291,000. Finally, West Family Investments Inc. bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $298,000. 88.58% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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About EPR Properties
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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