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Life Storage, Inc is a reit—industrial business based in the US. Life Storage shares (LSI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Life Storage employs 1,943 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$591.9 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Life Storage's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$116.34, which is 0.99% down on its pre-crash value of USD$117.5 and 72.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$67.31.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Life Storage shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$621.54 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$1,027.28.
|Latest market close||USD$116.34|
|52-week range||USD$67.31 - USD$119.61|
|50-day moving average||USD$108.4837|
|200-day moving average||USD$98.3586|
|Wall St. target price||USD$113.45|
|Dividend yield||USD$4.28 (3.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$5.493|
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|1 week (2020-10-16)||116.34|
|1 month (2020-09-25)||10.42%|
|3 months (2020-07-24)||24.57%|
|6 months (2020-04-24)||31.80%|
|1 year (2019-10-25)||11.51%|
|2 years (2018-10-25)||24.04%|
|3 years (2017-10-25)||43.33%|
|5 years (2015-10-23)||16.83%|
Valuing Life Storage stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Life Storage's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Life Storage's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Life Storage shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Life Storage's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.34. 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 Life Storage's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Life Storage's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$346.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Life Storage's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$591.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||39.61%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$383.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.21%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$5.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 937,089 Life Storage shares held short by investors – that's known as Life Storage's "short interest". This figure is 30.1% up from 720,461 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Life Storage shares can be evaluated.
Life Storage's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Life Storage shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Life Storage shares traded daily (recently around 384052.86885246). Life Storage's SIR currently stands at 2.44. In other words for every 100,000 Life Storage shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2440 shares are currently held short.
However Life Storage's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Life Storage shares, or, against the total number of tradable Life Storage shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Life Storage's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Life Storage shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0281% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Life Storage shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Life Storage.
Find out more about how you can short Life Storage stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 78.1% of net profits
Recently Life Storage has paid out, on average, around 78.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Life Storage shareholders could enjoy a 3.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Life Storage's case, that would currently equate to about $4.28 per share.
Life Storage'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.
Life Storage's most recent dividend payout was on 26 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Life Storage's shares have ranged in value from as little as $67.31 up to $119.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Life Storage's is 0.3806. This would suggest that Life Storage's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Life Storage, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed equity REIT that is in the business of acquiring and managing self-storage facilities. Located in Buffalo, New York, the Company operates more than 875 storage facilities in 29 states and Ontario, Canada. The Company serves both residential and commercial storage customers with storage units rented by month. Life Storage consistently provides responsive service to approximately 475,000 customers, making it a leader in the industry.
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