Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI) and Safestore (OTCMKTS:SFSHF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. and Safestore’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pennsylvania R.E.I.T.||$362.40 million||0.96||-$110.33 million||$1.54||2.91|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. and Safestore, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. presently has a consensus price target of $6.67, suggesting a potential upside of 48.81%. Given Pennsylvania R.E.I.T.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. is more favorable than Safestore.
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.8%. Safestore does not pay a dividend. Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Safestore has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
67.9% of Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. and Safestore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. beats Safestore on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. Company Profile
PREIT (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages quality properties in compelling markets. PREIT's robust portfolio of carefully curated retail and lifestyle offerings mixed with destination dining and entertainment experiences are located primarily in the densely-populated eastern U.S. with concentrations in the mid-Atlantic's top MSAs. Since 2012, the Company has driven a transformation guided by an emphasis on portfolio quality and balance sheet strength driven by disciplined capital expenditures.
Safestore Company Profile
UK's largest self storage group with 146 stores Safestore has 119 self storage centres in the UK including two business centres and a further 27 stores in the Paris region. 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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