Extra Space Storage (EXR) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Survey

Extra Space Storage (NYSE: EXR) is one of 233 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Extra Space Storage to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Extra Space Storage and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Extra Space Storage $1.11 billion $479.01 million 21.00
Extra Space Storage Competitors $797.45 million $175.01 million 14.25

Extra Space Storage has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Extra Space Storage is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Extra Space Storage and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Extra Space Storage 44.28% 18.85% 6.87%
Extra Space Storage Competitors 23.40% 6.62% 2.62%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Extra Space Storage and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Extra Space Storage 0 8 3 0 2.27
Extra Space Storage Competitors 1632 8098 8712 241 2.40

Extra Space Storage presently has a consensus target price of $88.09, indicating a potential downside of 4.23%. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 12.89%. Given Extra Space Storage’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Extra Space Storage has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.0% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Extra Space Storage shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Extra Space Storage pays an annual dividend of $3.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Extra Space Storage pays out 71.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.8% and pay out 71.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Extra Space Storage has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Extra Space Storage has a beta of 0.19, indicating that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Extra Space Storage’s competitors have a beta of 0.56, indicating that their average stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Extra Space Storage competitors beat Extra Space Storage on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Extra Space Storage Company Profile

Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a self-administered and self-managed REIT and a member of the S&P 500. As of December 31, 2017, the Company owned and/or operated 1,483 self-storage stores in 39 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company's stores comprise approximately 1,020,000 units and approximately 112 million square feet of rentable space. The Company offers customers a wide selection of conveniently located and secure storage units across the country, including boat storage, RV storage and business storage. The Company is the second largest owner and/or operator of self-storage stores in the United States and is the largest self-storage management company in the United States.

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