Safestore Holdings plc (SAFE) is a leading reit-industrial business based in the UK. It opened the day at 771p after a previous close of 769.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 758.5p to a high of 774.5p. The latest price was 758.5p (25 minute delay). Safestore is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 680 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Safestore's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 789p, which is 9.00% down on its pre-crash value of 867p and 57.49% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 501p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Safestore shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £625.72 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 £984.44.
|52-week range||497.1859p - 867.5774p|
|50-day moving average||783.5736p|
|200-day moving average||773.3416p|
|Wall St. target price||589.67p|
|Dividend yield||0.18p (2.29%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||88.5p|
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|1 month (2020-12-22)||0.80%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||-9.49%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||-1.30%|
Valuing Safestore stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Safestore's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Safestore's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Safestore shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Safestore's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £84.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Safestore's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£158 million|
|Operating margin TTM||53.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||£98 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.37%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 4261.9% of net profits
Recently Safestore has paid out, on average, around 4261.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Safestore shareholders could enjoy a 2.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Safestore's case, that would currently equate to about 0.18p per share.
Safestore'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.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Safestore's shares have ranged in value from as little as 497.1859p up to 867.5774p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Safestore's is 0.5204. This would suggest that Safestore's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Safestore is the UK's largest self-storage group with 163 stores, comprising 125 wholly owned stores in the UK (including over 70 in London and the South East with the remainder in key metropolitan areas such as Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Bristol), 28 wholly owned stores in the Paris region, 6 stores in the Netherlands and 4 stores within Barcelona, Spain. Safestore was founded in the UK in 1998. It acquired the French business ?Une Pièce en Plus? in 2004 which was founded in 1998 by the current Safestore Group CEO Frederic Vecchioli.
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