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EPR Properties is a reit—retail business based in the US. EPR Properties shares (EPR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. EPR Properties employs 62 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$592.3 million.

How to buy shares in EPR Properties

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for EPR Properties. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EPR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until EPR Properties reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$31.27, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of EPR Properties, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of EPR Properties. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted EPR Properties's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, EPR Properties's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$31.27, which is 54.17% down on its pre-crash value of USD$68.23 and 149.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$12.5584.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of EPR Properties shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$237.85 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$436.22.

EPR Properties share price

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EPR Properties shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$31.27
52-week range USD$12.5584 - USD$79.8
50-day moving average USD$28.5065
200-day moving average USD$30.0266
Wall St. target price USD$31.63
PE ratio 200
Dividend yield USD$4.59 (17.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.26

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Is it a good time to buy EPR Properties stock?

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EPR Properties price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.27 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -0.57%
1 month (2020-10-23) 20.97%
3 months (2020-08-24) -1.85%
6 months (2020-05-22) 3.75%
1 year (2019-11-22) -56.50%
2 years (2018-11-23) -55.80%
3 years (2017-11-24) -54.30%
5 years (2015-11-24) -44.32%

Is EPR Properties under- or over-valued?

Valuing EPR Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of EPR Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

EPR Properties's P/E ratio

EPR Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 200x. In other words, EPR Properties shares trade at around 200x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

EPR Properties's PEG ratio

EPR Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.93. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into EPR Properties's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EPR Properties's EBITDA

EPR Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$455 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a EPR Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

EPR Properties financials

Revenue TTM USD$592.3 million
Operating margin TTM 48.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$588.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.59%
Return on equity TTM 1.17%
Profit margin 7.51%
Book value $36.671
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting EPR Properties shares

There are currently 6.4 million EPR Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as EPR Properties's "short interest". This figure is 17.4% down from 7.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting EPR Properties shares can be evaluated.

EPR Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

EPR Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of EPR Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of EPR Properties shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). EPR Properties's SIR currently stands at 6.24. In other words for every 100,000 EPR Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6240 shares are currently held short.

However EPR Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of EPR Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable EPR Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case EPR Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 EPR Properties shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1248% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable EPR Properties shares, roughly 125 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against EPR Properties.

Find out more about how you can short EPR Properties stock.

EPR Properties share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 606% of net profits

Recently EPR Properties has paid out, on average, around 606% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 17.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), EPR Properties shareholders could enjoy a 17.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In EPR Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $4.59 per share.

EPR Properties's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

EPR Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 15 May 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

EPR Properties share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EPR Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.5584 up to $79.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EPR.US volatility(beta: 1.48)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while EPR Properties's is 1.4832. This would suggest that EPR Properties's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

EPR Properties overview

EPR Properties is a leading experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in select enduring experiential properties in the real estate industry. We focus on real estate venues which create value by facilitating out of home leisure and recreation experiences where consumers choose to spend their discretionary time and money. We have nearly $6.7 billion in total investments across 44 states. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry, property and tenant level cash flow standards. We believe our focused approach provides a competitive advantage and the potential for stable and attractive returns.

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