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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
LSI's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 511 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. LSI: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LSI' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.01 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.54
LSI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. LSI: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LSI' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.54
0.41
0.81
Interest Coverage 2.22
LSI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 696 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. LSI: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LSI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.23 Max: 3.97
Current: 2.22
1.39
3.97
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.45
Beneish M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
5.92%
4.14%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 25.90
LSI's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
70% of the 540 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 45.95 vs. LSI: 25.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LSI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.9  Med: 36.05 Max: 40.18
Current: 25.9
25.9
40.18
Net Margin % 18.42
LSI's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
70% of the 541 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 37.77 vs. LSI: 18.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LSI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.43  Med: 21.23 Max: 30.69
Current: 18.42
10.43
30.69
ROE % 4.74
LSI's ROE % is ranked lower than
64% of the 546 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. LSI: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LSI' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 7.24 Max: 10.33
Current: 4.74
3.51
10.33
ROA % 2.71
LSI's ROA % is ranked lower than
56% of the 549 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. LSI: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LSI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.66  Med: 3.49 Max: 5.66
Current: 2.71
1.66
5.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 4.83
LSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
70% of the 461 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 10.72 vs. LSI: 4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LSI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 6.26 Max: 7.92
Current: 4.83
4.8
7.92
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.00
LSI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 479 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. LSI: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LSI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.1  Med: 4.5 Max: 20.7
Current: 7
-10.1
20.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.00
LSI's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 431 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. LSI: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LSI' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: 2.4 Max: 32.9
Current: 3
-12.3
32.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.60
LSI's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 366 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. LSI: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LSI' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.2  Med: -4.6 Max: 41.1
Current: -4.6
-25.2
41.1
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Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Industrial    NAICS: 531130    SIC: 6798
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Traded in other countries:SOV.Germany,
Sovran Self Storage Inc together with its subsidiaries operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and manages self-storage properties.

Life Storage Inc was incorporated on April 19, 1995 under Maryland law as Sovran Self Storage Inc. The Company began operations after completing its IPO in June 1995. On August 15, 2016 Company changed its name from Sovran Self Storage Inc to Life Storage Inc. The Company is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust engaged in acquiring and managing self-storage properties. It operates approximately 650 self-storage facilities encompassing over 45 million square feet under the brand names of Life Storage and Uncle Bob's Self Storage. The Company's operation is subject to federal, state, and local environmental regulations that apply generally to the ownership of real property.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 43.25
LSI's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 485 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 53.83 vs. LSI: 43.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LSI' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.36  Med: 31.29 Max: 52.32
Current: 43.25
10.36
52.32
Forward PE Ratio 46.73
LSI's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 243 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. LSI: 46.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 43.25
LSI's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
84% of the 485 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 17.55 vs. LSI: 43.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LSI' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.4  Med: 32.71 Max: 53.73
Current: 43.25
11.4
53.73
PB Ratio 1.96
LSI's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 539 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LSI: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LSI' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 2.2 Max: 3.44
Current: 1.96
0.76
3.44
PS Ratio 8.33
LSI's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 7.42 vs. LSI: 8.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LSI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.91  Med: 6.21 Max: 11.21
Current: 8.33
1.91
11.21
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 25.28
LSI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
84% of the 467 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. LSI: 25.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LSI' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.82  Med: 16.02 Max: 25.43
Current: 25.28
4.82
25.43
EV-to-EBIT 41.37
LSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 495 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 19.90 vs. LSI: 41.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LSI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.3  Med: 25.2 Max: 42.5
Current: 41.37
12.3
42.5
EV-to-EBITDA 23.70
LSI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 507 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. LSI: 23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LSI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 17.4 Max: 26.1
Current: 23.7
8.3
26.1
PEG Ratio 5.14
LSI's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 232 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. LSI: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LSI' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 6.08 Max: 477
Current: 5.14
1.47
477
Shiller PE Ratio 44.07
LSI's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 194 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. LSI: 44.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LSI' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.81  Med: 28.22 Max: 57.67
Current: 44.07
8.81
57.67
Current Ratio 0.09
LSI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 505 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LSI: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LSI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.09
0.02
0.44
Quick Ratio 0.09
LSI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 505 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. LSI: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LSI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.09
0.02
0.44
Days Sales Outstanding 4.32
LSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 384 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 18.63 vs. LSI: 4.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LSI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.32  Med: 5.35 Max: 6.83
Current: 4.32
4.32
6.83

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.27
LSI's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
69% of the 906 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. LSI: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LSI' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.34  Med: 4.31 Max: 14.91
Current: 4.27
2.34
14.91
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.49
LSI's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 707 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. LSI: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
LSI' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.52 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.49
0.89
1.95
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 22.40
LSI's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 378 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LSI: 22.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
LSI' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.6  Med: 1.5 Max: 22.4
Current: 22.4
-14.6
22.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.29
LSI's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
71% of the 906 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. LSI: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 9.52
LSI's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
83% of the 905 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. LSI: 9.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LSI' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.22  Med: 9.61 Max: 33.25
Current: 9.52
5.22
33.25
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.60
LSI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 407 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. LSI: -12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LSI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.8  Med: -7.8 Max: 0.5
Current: -12.6
-12.8
0.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.01
LSI's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
79% of the 531 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. LSI: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LSI' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.28
Current: 2.01
0.81
3.28
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.34
LSI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 420 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LSI: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LSI' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.67
Current: 1.34
0.44
1.67
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 4.05
LSI's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 117 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. LSI: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
LSI' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.06 Max: 5.65
Current: 4.05
0.7
5.65
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.97
LSI's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
83% of the 448 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LSI: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LSI' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.22
Current: 1.97
0.59
2.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.41
LSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
77% of the 539 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LSI: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LSI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.39  Med: 4 Max: 8.2
Current: 2.41
2.39
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -0.07
LSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
57% of the 376 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. LSI: -0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LSI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.8  Med: -0.7 Max: 15.4
Current: -0.07
-8.8
15.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $462.6
EPS (TTM) $ 2.05
Beta0.54
Short Percentage of Float5.65%
52-Week Range $77.00 - 118.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)46.45

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 373 399
EPS ($) 1.90 2.18
EPS without NRI ($) 1.90 2.18
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.00%
Dividends per Share ($) 4.18 4.51
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