EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR.PRF) Q1 2016 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Apr 28, 2016 • 05:00 pm ET

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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR.PRF) Q1 2016 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

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Operator
Operator

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2016 EPR Properties Earnings Conference Call. Participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Mr. Brian Moriarty, Vice President of Communications.

Executive
Brian Moriarty

Thank you, operator. Thank you for joining us today. I'll start to call by informing you that this call may include forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995, identified by such words as will be, intend, continue, believe, may, expect, hope, anticipate, or other comparable terms.

The company's actual financial condition and results of operations may vary materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. A discussion of these factors that could cause results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements are contained in the company's SEC filings, including the company's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q.

Now, I'll turn the call over to company President and CEO, Gregory Silvers.

Executive
Gregory Silvers

Thank you, Brian, and good afternoon to everyone. I'd like to remind everyone that slides are available to follow along via our Web site at www.eprkc.com. With me on the call today are the company's CFO Mark Peterson.

Executive
Mark Peterson

Good afternoon.

Executive
Gregory Silvers

And CIO Jerry Earnest.

Executive
Jerry Earnest

Good afternoon.

Executive
Gregory Silvers

I'll start with our quarterly headlines and then pass the call to Jerry to discuss the business in greater detail.

Our first headline, top line and earnings growth highlight business strength. As compared to the same quarter of the previous year, we achieved 19% growth in revenue and 15% growth in FFO as adjusted per share results. This established a strong momentum for us as we start the year. Next, solid investments spending across segments. This highlights the consistent opportunities illustrated in each of our primary invested segments, along with the durability of each of our tenant segments. Jerry will have more to say about this in his comments.

Our third headline is Montreign gaming license activated at Adelaar. The gaming license became effective in March upon the deposit of bonds with the New York State Gaming Commission and payment by Montreign of its $51 million licensing fee to the gaming commission. We are excited to have met these key milestones as we move forward in creating value with the Adelaar property. Construction is well underway on the casino resort property and you can view and monitor the extend of the progress by going to www.montreign.com and clicking construction cam icon.

Our fourth headline is recognition of the experience economy. Much has been written lately about the recognition of a demographic shift from an economy of stuff to an economy of experience. All we can say is welcome.

Our tenants and operators provide many of the most innovative congregate experiences available whether it's enhanced theaters, Topgolf, ski properties, waterpark adventure lodges or education facilities. We are beginning to see an increased awareness to