EPR Properties (EPR) is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) specializing in entertainment attractions. They are the landlord for 103 megaplex theaters, 9 entertainment recreation centers, 44 public charter schools, 7 family entertainment centers, 13 metropolitan ski areas, 3 water parks and a few others. Readers in Texas may recognize Schlitterbahn water parks. EPR is the landowner for three of their four parks. EPR is also a triple-net lease, meaning that their tenants are responsible property taxes, property insurance and maintenance.
REITs have been savaged lately. With fear of the Federal Reserve bank "tapering" bond purchases, bond prices have been falling and interest rates rising steadily. Higher interest rates on bonds means more competition for dividend-yielding stocks. And...
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