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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
SSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. SSS: 0.02 )
SSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.56
SSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SSS: 0.56 )
SSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.56

0.41
0.95
Interest Coverage 3.16
SSS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 509 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SSS: 3.16 )
SSS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.16

1.39
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.17
M-Score: -2.32
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 36.95
SSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 40.09 vs. SSS: 36.95 )
SSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 32.32   Max: 52.54
Current: 36.95

32.32
52.54
Net-margin (%) 27.10
SSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 612 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. SSS: 27.10 )
SSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.43   Max: 51.54
Current: 27.1

10.43
51.54
ROE (%) 8.51
SSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. SSS: 8.51 )
SSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 9.27
Current: 8.51

3.13
9.27
ROA (%) 4.75
SSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. SSS: 4.75 )
SSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 7.07
Current: 4.75

1.68
7.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.75
SSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. SSS: 6.75 )
SSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.26   Max: 8.18
Current: 6.75

5.26
8.18
Revenue Growth (%) 9.20
SSS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 501 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SSS: 9.20 )
SSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 46.9
Current: 9.2

-10.1
46.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.60
SSS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 449 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SSS: 10.60 )
SSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.2
Current: 10.6

0
55.2
EPS Growth (%) 27.90
SSS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 357 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. SSS: 27.90 )
SSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.2   Max: 28.7
Current: 27.9

-25.2
28.7
» SSS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SSS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 684,900 sh (+1904.98%)
Steven Cohen 5,720 sh (+840.79%)
John Keeley 9,840 sh (+655.18%)
Ken Heebner 570,800 sh (+369.49%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 208,141 sh (+0.07%)
Scott Black 138,416 sh (-0.02%)
Ken Fisher 957,122 sh (-1.37%)
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Q2 2013

SSS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 750,900 sh (+9.64%)
Ken Fisher 971,897 sh (+1.54%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 208,141 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Steven Cohen 4,854 sh (-15.14%)
Scott Black 112,099 sh (-19.01%)
Ken Heebner 235,800 sh (-58.69%)
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Q3 2013

SSS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ken Heebner 780,800 sh (+231.13%)
Steven Cohen 5,818 sh (+19.86%)
Jim Simons 761,500 sh (+1.41%)
Ken Fisher 937,657 sh (-3.52%)
Scott Black 107,421 sh (-4.17%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 198,293 sh (-4.73%)
» More
Q4 2013

SSS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 836,100 sh (+9.8%)
Ken Heebner 780,800 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 919,102 sh (-1.98%)
Scott Black 99,620 sh (-7.26%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 162,433 sh (-18.08%)
Steven Cohen 4,428 sh (-23.89%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SSS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Reduce -19.01%0.21%$62.73 - $71.3 $ 75.0813%112099
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$62.73 - $71.3 $ 75.0813%0
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 655.18%0.01%$60.67 - $67.03 $ 75.0818%9840
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Reduce -90%0.02%$56.27 - $62.78 $ 75.0825%13030
John Keeley 2011-03-31 Add 29.58%$36.35 - $39.7 $ 75.0897%11390
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.80
SSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. SSS: 31.80 )
SSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.37   Max: 48.79
Current: 31.8

10.37
48.79
P/B 2.70
SSS's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 555 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SSS: 2.70 )
SSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.98
Current: 2.7

0.76
2.98
P/S 8.60
SSS's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. SSS: 8.60 )
SSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 9.29
Current: 8.6

1.89
9.29
EV-to-EBIT 30.30
SSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 599 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 27.39 vs. SSS: 30.30 )
SSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.1   Max: 46.4
Current: 30.3

12.1
46.4
PEG 10.00
SSS's PEG is ranked lower than
63% of the 256 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SSS: 10.00 )
SSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 40.24
Current: 10

0.42
40.24
Shiller P/E 45.90
SSS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 298 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 29.70 vs. SSS: 45.90 )
SSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.45   Max: 48.88
Current: 45.9

9.45
48.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.20
SSS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. SSS: 3.20 )
SSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 14.91
Current: 3.2

2.34
14.91
Dividend Payout 0.89
SSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 502 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SSS: 0.89 )
SSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.89

0.86
1.83
Dividend growth (3y) 3.90
SSS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 359 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SSS: 3.90 )
SSS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -14.6   Max: 28.6
Current: 3.9

-14.6
28.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.20
SSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SSS: 4.20 )
SSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 19.58
Current: 4.2

3.07
19.58
Share Buyback Rate -4.60
SSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 478 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. SSS: -4.60 )
SSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -18.7
Current: -4.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.80
SSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 548 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SSS: 2.80 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.6
Current: 2.8

0.8
2.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.50
SSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
69% of the 313 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SSS: 5.50 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 14.34
Current: 5.5

2.74
14.34
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
SSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 562 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SSS: 1.50 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.5

0.48
1.4
Price/Graham Number 2.00
SSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SSS: 2.00 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.13
Current: 2

0.57
2.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
SSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SSS: 3.30 )
SSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 8.2
Current: 3.3

2.2
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.88
SSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 450 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. SSS: -1.88 )
SSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.2   Max: 40.5
Current: -1.88

-13.2
40.5

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Industrial
Compare:EGP, PSA, EXR, CUBE, FR » details
Traded in other countries:SOV.Germany
Sovran Self Storage, Inc was incorporated on April 19, 1995 under Maryland law. The Company began operations on June 26, 1995. The Company is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and manages self-storage properties. It seeks to enhance shareholder value through internal growth and acquisition of additional storage properties. At December 31, 2012, it held ownership interests in and managed 461 Properties consisting of approximately 31.2 million net rentable square feet, situated in 25 states. The Company is subject to federal, state, and local environmental regulations that apply generally to the ownership of real property.

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