LSL Property Services (OTCMKTS:LSLPF) vs. Extra Space Storage (OTCMKTS:EXR) Critical Analysis

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LSL Property Services (OTCMKTS:LSLPF) and Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

LSL Property Services has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Extra Space Storage has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LSL Property Services and Extra Space Storage’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LSL Property Services $417.26 million 0.57 N/A N/A N/A
Extra Space Storage $1.20 billion 12.79 $415.29 million $4.67 25.50

Extra Space Storage has higher revenue and earnings than LSL Property Services.

Profitability

This table compares LSL Property Services and Extra Space Storage’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LSL Property Services N/A N/A N/A
Extra Space Storage 37.12% 16.71% 5.80%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.1% of Extra Space Storage shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Extra Space Storage shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Extra Space Storage pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. LSL Property Services does not pay a dividend. Extra Space Storage pays out 77.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Extra Space Storage has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for LSL Property Services and Extra Space Storage, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LSL Property Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Extra Space Storage 1 3 0 0 1.75

Extra Space Storage has a consensus price target of $95.09, indicating a potential downside of 20.14%. Given Extra Space Storage’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Extra Space Storage is more favorable than LSL Property Services.

Summary

Extra Space Storage beats LSL Property Services on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

LSL Property Services Company Profile

LSL Property Services plc provides residential property services for lenders, buyers and sellers of residential properties, tenants, and landlords in the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Estate Agency and Related Services, and Surveying and Valuation Services. The Estate Agency and Related Services segment is involved in the sale and letting of residential properties; operation of a network of high street branches; provision of repossession asset management services; and arrangement of mortgages for various lenders, as well as offers pure protection and general insurance policies for a panel of insurance companies through the estate agency branches. It also provides marketing, conveyancing, and financial services. The Surveying and Valuation Services segment provides valuations and professional survey services of residential properties. The company also offers panel and property management services. LSL Property Services plc was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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, 2018, the Company owned and/or operated 1,647 self-storage stores in 39 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company's stores comprise approximately 1.2 million units and approximately 125.7 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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