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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.61
PSA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 556 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. PSA: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PSA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.12 Max: N/A
Current: 2.61
Equity to Asset 0.95
PSA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 579 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. PSA: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PSA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.95
0.73
0.97
Interest Coverage 157.52
PSA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 461 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PSA: 157.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PSA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.93  Med: 31.49 Max: 519.09
Current: 157.52
3.93
519.09
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 39.50
M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
4.38%
12.02%
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 49.70
PSA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 594 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 44.63 vs. PSA: 49.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 42.92 Max: 48.65
Current: 49.7
3.2
48.65
Net-margin (%) 53.39
PSA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 595 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 36.26 vs. PSA: 53.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 22.74  Med: 41.86 Max: 54.36
Current: 53.39
22.74
54.36
ROE (%) 12.95
PSA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 597 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.97 vs. PSA: 12.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.82  Med: 8.46 Max: 12.52
Current: 12.95
4.82
12.52
ROA (%) 12.27
PSA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. PSA: 12.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.75  Med: 7.09 Max: 11.62
Current: 12.27
3.75
11.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.50
PSA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 520 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. PSA: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 10.64 Max: 18.58
Current: 14.5
0.66
18.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
PSA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 418 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PSA: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.7  Med: 6.40 Max: 12.7
Current: 8
-3.7
12.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
PSA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 369 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. PSA: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.30 Max: 10.6
Current: 9
0
10.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.10
PSA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 312 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. PSA: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.9  Med: 16.00 Max: 119.9
Current: 17.1
-49.9
119.9
» PSA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PSA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 39,200 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 57,800 sh (+3.96%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,493 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 49,425 sh (-5.81%)
Jeremy Grantham 29,100 sh (-6.73%)
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Q3 2014

PSA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 2,353 sh (New)
Jim Simons 159,234 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 43,200 sh (+48.45%)
Pioneer Investments 57,905 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 2,493 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 48,650 sh (-1.57%)
Ray Dalio 4,527 sh (-88.45%)
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Q4 2014

PSA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chris Davis 90,917 sh (New)
Jim Simons 313,234 sh (+96.71%)
Ray Dalio 6,627 sh (+46.39%)
Pioneer Investments 59,154 sh (+2.16%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 48,650 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 2,493 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 37,200 sh (-13.89%)
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Q1 2015

PSA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 5,631 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 7,527 sh (+13.58%)
Jeremy Grantham 40,000 sh (+7.53%)
Pioneer Investments 59,390 sh (+0.40%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,493 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 44,504 sh (-8.52%)
Jim Simons 219,034 sh (-30.07%)
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Preferred stocks of Public Storage

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
PSAPRX23.425.60
PSAPRS24.824.46
PSAPROCL0.005.14Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th 6 7/8 % Cum Pfd Shs of Benef Int Series -O-
PSAPRV23.404.33DR
PSAPRQ25.414.796 1/2 % Cum Pfd Shs of Benef Interest Ser -Q-
PSAPRP25.414.816.5% Cum Pfd Shs of Benef Interest Series -P-
PSAPRW23.294.20
PSAPRR25.414.70
PSAPRT24.314.45
PSAPRU24.374.30Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th 5 6/8 % Cum Pfd Shs of Ben Int Ser U
PSAPRY26.136.34Shs Repr 6 3/8 % 1/1000th Cum Pfd Shs of Benef Int Class Y
PSAPRZ25.083.43Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th 6 % Cum Pfd Shs Series -Z-
PSAPRA24.950.00Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Cum Pfd Shs Series -A-

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 33.69
PSA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
78% of the 490 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. PSA: 33.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PSA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.2  Med: 35.18 Max: 19836
Current: 33.69
13.2
19836
Forward P/E 30.77
PSA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 335 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 17.89 vs. PSA: 30.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 33.90
PSA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
78% of the 467 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. PSA: 33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PSA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.05  Med: 35.41 Max: 4959
Current: 33.9
13.05
4959
P/B 6.24
PSA's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 605 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. PSA: 6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PSA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.54  Med: 3.46 Max: 6.85
Current: 6.24
1.54
6.85
P/S 14.21
PSA's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 632 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. PSA: 14.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PSA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.94  Med: 9.79 Max: 16.11
Current: 14.21
4.94
16.11
PFCF 32.69
PSA's PFCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 211 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. PSA: 32.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PSA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.9  Med: 20.35 Max: 272.58
Current: 32.69
7.9
272.58
POCF 19.44
PSA's POCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 525 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 14.39 vs. PSA: 19.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PSA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.5  Med: 15.57 Max: 22.06
Current: 19.44
7.5
22.06
EV-to-EBIT 29.94
PSA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 523 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 21.12 vs. PSA: 29.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PSA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 16.4  Med: 32.40 Max: 77.7
Current: 29.94
16.4
77.7
PEG 4.91
PSA's PEG is ranked lower than
75% of the 160 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. PSA: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PSA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 5.81 Max: 288.48
Current: 4.91
0.97
288.48
Shiller P/E 45.65
PSA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 272 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 23.13 vs. PSA: 45.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PSA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.51  Med: 41.13 Max: 55.32
Current: 45.65
21.51
55.32
Current Ratio 0.58
PSA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 553 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. PSA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PSA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.79 Max: 3.21
Current: 0.58
0.09
3.21
Quick Ratio 0.58
PSA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 553 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. PSA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PSA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.79 Max: 3.21
Current: 0.58
0.09
3.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.20
PSA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
98% of the 767 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. PSA: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PSA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 2.84 Max: 4.51
Current: 3.2
1.78
4.51
Dividend Payout 1.02
PSA's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
63% of the 564 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. PSA: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PSA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.92 Max: 6.25
Current: 1.02
0.21
6.25
Dividend growth (3y) 15.30
PSA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 327 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. PSA: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PSA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 10.30 Max: 26.9
Current: 15.3
0
26.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.03
PSA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 767 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. PSA: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PSA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.47  Med: 7.13 Max: 11.32
Current: 8.03
4.47
11.32
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
PSA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 355 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. PSA: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PSA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3  Med: -1.40 Max: -40.6
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.52
PSA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 587 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PSA: 6.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PSA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.40 Max: 6.98
Current: 6.52
0.6
6.98
Price/Projected FCF 1.79
PSA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 258 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. PSA: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PSA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.92
Current: 1.79
0.62
1.92
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.34
PSA's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
69% of the 16 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PSA: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.45
PSA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 557 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PSA: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PSA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.45
0.42
1.56
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.67
PSA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 133 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. PSA: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PSA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.42 Max: 279.76
Current: 4.67
0.48
279.76
Price/Graham Number 2.03
PSA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 488 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. PSA: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PSA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.36
Current: 2.03
0.54
2.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.31
PSA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 588 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PSA: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 3.10 Max: 6.1
Current: 3.31
1.3
6.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.07
PSA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 322 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. PSA: 10.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PSA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 12.50 Max: 37.3
Current: 10.07
4.7
37.3

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Industrial
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Traded in other countries:PUP.Germany,
Public Storage was organized in 1980 as Storage equities, Inc., and since June 1, 2007, Company reorganized into Public Storage, a Maryland real estate investment trust. The Company's principal business activities include the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of self-storage facilities which offer storage spaces for lease, generally on a month-to-month basis, for personal and business use. The Company owns and operates self-storage facilities in the United States and also has an equity interest in Shurgard Europe, a private company and an equity interest in PS Business Parks, Inc. whose business activities include the ownership and operations of commercial properties. The Company operates in three reportable segments; Domestic Self-Storage, Europe Self-Storage and Commercial. The Domestic Self-Storage segment, at December 31, 2013, includes the Company's direct and indirect equity interests in 2,200 self-storage facilities located in approximately 38 states within the U.S. operating under the "Public Storage" brand name. The European Self-Storage segment comprises interest in Shurgard Europe, it includes Company's equity share of Shurgard Europe's operations, the interest and other income received from Shurgard Europe, and foreign currency exchange gains and losses that are attributable to Shurgard Europe. The Commercial segment comprises of investment in PSB, a publicly-traded REIT, it includes Company's direct interest in certain commercial facilities, substantially all of which are managed by PSB. The Company also reinsures policies against losses to goods stored by customers in its self-storage facilities, sell merchandise at its self-storage facilities and manage self-storage facilities owned by third-party owners. The Company faces competition from other nearby self-storage facilities that use the same marketing channels and offer the same service as it does. It also competes with institutions and other investors. The Company's business is subject to regulation under a variety of U.S. federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies including those imposed by the SEC.
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