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EPR Properties reports 4Q results

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ EPR Properties (EPR) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.

The Kansas City, Missouri-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $80.4 million, or $1.25 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.23 per share.

Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. It takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.

The company said it had net income of $52.2 million, or 82 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $130.8 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $107.5 million, also beating Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $105.4 million.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $304.6 million, or $4.77 per share. Revenue was reported as $399.6 million.

EPR Properties expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $5.05 to $5.20 per share.

The company's shares have risen 7 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $76.96, a rise of 24 percent in the last 12 months.

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