$1.24 EPS Expected for EPR Properties (EPR) This Quarter

Equities research analysts expect EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.24 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.23 to $1.25. EPR Properties reported earnings per share of $1.15 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 7.8%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, May 1st.

On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year earnings of $5.31 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.26 to $5.35. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $5.40 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.23 to $5.50. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for EPR Properties.

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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.44 by ($0.70). The firm had revenue of $147.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $151.87 million. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.60% and a net margin of 45.65%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.26 earnings per share.

Several brokerages have issued reports on EPR. Ladenburg Thalmann set a $72.00 target price on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report 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 decreased their price objective 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 decreased their price objective 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 issued a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price objective on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.44.

Shares of NYSE:EPR opened at $54.46 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,047.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.91, a PEG ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 8.20 and a current ratio of 8.20. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $51.87 and a 52-week high of $76.90.

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 currently 86.06%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares 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 buying an additional 1,169 shares during the period. Lourd Capital LLC bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $249,000. Capital Analysts LLC raised its stake in EPR Properties by 197.2% during the 4th quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 4,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $596,000 after purchasing an additional 2,853 shares during the period. Finally, Lake Street Advisors Group LLC bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $291,000. 88.59% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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