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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
SSS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 794 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. SSS: 0.01 )
SSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.54
SSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 818 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SSS: 0.54 )
SSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.54

0.41
0.96
Interest Coverage 3.16
SSS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 666 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. SSS: 3.16 )
SSS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.16

1.43
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.52
M-Score: -2.23
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 (%) 35.62
SSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 825 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 40.64 vs. SSS: 35.62 )
SSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 32.65   Max: 52.54
Current: 35.62

32.65
52.54
Net-margin (%) 27.29
SSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 826 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 32.61 vs. SSS: 27.29 )
SSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.21   Max: 51.54
Current: 27.29

10.21
51.54
ROE (%) 9.55
SSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 835 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. SSS: 9.55 )
SSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 9.48
Current: 9.55

3.51
9.48
ROA (%) 5.16
SSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 838 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. SSS: 5.16 )
SSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 8.22
Current: 5.16

1.66
8.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.00
SSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 754 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. SSS: 7.00 )
SSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.65   Max: 16.36
Current: 7

5.65
16.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
SSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 615 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SSS: 7.60 )
SSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 46.9
Current: 7.6

-8.7
46.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.90
SSS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 551 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SSS: 8.90 )
SSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 8.9
Current: 8.9

0
8.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 27.90
SSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 463 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. SSS: 27.90 )
SSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.2   Max: 28.7
Current: 27.9

-25.2
28.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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%)
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Q1 2014

SSS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 986,555 sh (+17.99%)
Ken Heebner 780,800 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Scott Black 99,035 sh (-0.59%)
Ken Fisher 864,092 sh (-5.99%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 149,251 sh (-8.12%)
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Q2 2014

SSS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 990,800 sh (+0.43%)
Scott Black 99,109 sh (+0.07%)
Ken Fisher 841,487 sh (-2.62%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 142,424 sh (-4.57%)
Ken Heebner 444,800 sh (-43.03%)
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Q3 2014

SSS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 1,058,500 sh (+6.83%)
Scott Black 99,209 sh (+0.1%)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Ken Fisher 838,152 sh (-0.4%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 114,199 sh (-19.82%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SSS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Heebner 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.91%$73.97 - $79.69 $ 95.4724%0
Ken Heebner 2014-06-30 Reduce -43.03%0.65%$73.53 - $78.69 $ 95.4726%444800
Ken Heebner 2013-09-30 Add 231.13%1.12%$65.82 - $76.06 $ 95.4736%780800
Ken Heebner 2013-06-30 Reduce -58.69%0.52%$62.73 - $71.3 $ 95.4744%235800
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Reduce -19.01%0.21%$62.73 - $71.3 $ 95.4744%112099
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$62.73 - $71.3 $ 95.4744%0
Ken Heebner 2013-03-31 Add 369.49%0.7%$60.67 - $67.03 $ 95.4750%570800
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 655.18%0.01%$60.67 - $67.03 $ 95.4750%9840
Ken Heebner 2012-12-31 Reduce -87.01%1.22%$56.27 - $62.78 $ 95.4759%1215800
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Reduce -90%0.02%$56.27 - $62.78 $ 95.4759%13030
Ken Heebner 2012-09-30 New Buy1.4%$50.45 - $58.5 $ 95.4771%935800
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 36.90
SSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 30.40 vs. SSS: 36.90 )
SSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.37   Max: 48.79
Current: 36.9

10.37
48.79
Forward P/E 37.31
SSS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 31.55 vs. SSS: 37.31 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.20
SSS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 33.50 vs. SSS: 37.20 )
SSS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.48   Max: 51.45
Current: 37.2

11.48
51.45
P/B 3.30
SSS's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SSS: 3.30 )
SSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.33
Current: 3.3

0.76
3.33
P/S 9.90
SSS's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. SSS: 9.90 )
SSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 9.9
Current: 9.9

1.88
9.9
POCF 21.60
SSS's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. SSS: 21.60 )
SSS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.75   Max: 21.67
Current: 21.6

4.75
21.67
EV-to-EBIT 35.20
SSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 37.02 vs. SSS: 35.20 )
SSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 40.2
Current: 35.2

12.3
40.2
PEG 15.50
SSS's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SSS: 15.50 )
SSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 4970
Current: 15.5

0.7
4970
Shiller P/E 55.30
SSS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SSS: 55.30 )
SSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.45   Max: 55.3
Current: 55.3

9.45
55.3
Current Ratio 0.27
SSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 765 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. SSS: 0.27 )
SSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.27

0.02
1.58
Quick Ratio 0.27
SSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 765 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. SSS: 0.27 )
SSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.27

0.02
1.58
Days Sales Outstanding 6.63
SSS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 33.63 vs. SSS: 6.63 )
SSS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 8.97
Current: 6.63

4.34
8.97

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.00
SSS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 836 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. SSS: 3.00 )
SSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 14.91
Current: 3

2.34
14.91
Dividend Payout 1.02
SSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. SSS: 1.02 )
SSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3
Current: 1.02

0.71
3
Dividend growth (3y) 3.90
SSS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 493 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 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) 3.94
SSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 839 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. SSS: 3.94 )
SSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 19.58
Current: 3.94

3.07
19.58
Share Buyback Rate -4.60
SSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 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 3.40
SSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SSS: 3.40 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.92
Current: 3.4

0.8
2.92
Price/DCF (Projected) 12.50
SSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SSS: 12.50 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.73   Max: 277.07
Current: 12.5

2.73
277.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
SSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. SSS: 1.80 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.8

0.39
1.65
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 7.50
SSS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SSS: 7.50 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 6.88
Current: 7.5

0.52
6.88
Price/Graham Number 2.40
SSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 924 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. SSS: 2.40 )
SSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.18
Current: 2.4

0.56
2.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.80
SSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 822 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SSS: 2.80 )
SSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 8.2
Current: 2.8

2.5
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.53
SSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 494 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SSS: 2.53 )
SSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 37.1
Current: 2.53

-13.3
37.1

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