$160.92 Million in Sales Expected for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to post sales of $160.92 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $158.15 million to $165.52 million. EPR Properties posted sales of $140.91 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 14.2%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Tuesday, October 29th.

On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full-year sales of $632.36 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $624.66 million to $641.82 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $674.44 million, with estimates ranging from $638.56 million to $702.79 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for EPR Properties.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.31 by ($0.52). EPR Properties had a net margin of 41.51% and a return on equity of 9.81%. The firm had revenue of $175.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $168.46 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.87 EPS. EPR Properties’s revenue was down 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

EPR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $80.33.

In other EPR Properties news, Director Robert J. Druten sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.26, for a total value of $219,780.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 31,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,288,422.62. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at about $430,000. KBC Group NV raised its position in EPR Properties by 59.7% in the second quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 31,783 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,371,000 after purchasing an additional 11,876 shares during the period. Heritage Investors Management Corp purchased a new position in EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at about $251,000. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD raised its position in EPR Properties by 46.5% in the second quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 43,572 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,250,000 after purchasing an additional 13,823 shares during the period. Finally, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC raised its position in EPR Properties by 11.1% in the second quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC now owns 3,877 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $289,000 after purchasing an additional 387 shares during the period. 84.32% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

EPR Properties stock traded down $0.81 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $78.14. The stock had a trading volume of 349,644 shares, compared to its average volume of 317,902. EPR Properties has a twelve month low of $62.75 and a twelve month high of $80.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.12 billion, a PE ratio of 12.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.60 and a beta of 0.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 5.32 and a current ratio of 5.32. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $77.42 and its 200 day simple moving average is $77.15.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 31st will be given a $0.375 dividend. This represents a $4.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.77%.

EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.

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