EPR Properties (EPR) Releases FY 2018 Earnings Guidance

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.03-6.09 for the period. EPR Properties also updated its FY18 guidance to $6.03-6.09 EPS.

Shares of NYSE:EPR traded down $1.00 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $68.38. 172,409 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 476,973. The company has a market cap of $4.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.62, a PEG ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 6.16 and a current ratio of 6.16. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $51.87 and a 52-week high of $71.00.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.18. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.62% and a net margin of 40.84%. The firm had revenue of $176.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $157.09 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.22 EPS. EPR Properties’s quarterly revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 6.04 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a oct 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 30th. This represents a yield of 6.36%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 86.06%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on EPR shares. Bank of America raised their price objective on EPR Properties from $62.25 to $65.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Raymond James started coverage on EPR Properties in a research note on Friday, July 20th. They set a market perform rating for the company. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on EPR Properties from $66.00 to $68.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Citigroup raised their price objective on EPR Properties from $60.00 to $65.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded EPR Properties from a c rating to a b rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $69.81.

In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 7,000 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.97, for a total value of $489,790.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 1.36% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About EPR Properties

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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