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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity-to-Asset 0.53
LSI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 685 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LSI: 0.53 )
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: 0.96
Current: 0.53
0.41
0.96
Debt-to-Equity 0.85
LSI's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
55% of the 645 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. LSI: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
LSI' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.85
0.07
1.29
Debt-to-EBITDA 5.79
LSI's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
53% of the 633 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. LSI: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
LSI' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.97  Med: 4.9 Max: 6.45
Current: 5.79
3.97
6.45
Interest Coverage 2.44
LSI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 670 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. LSI: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LSI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.2 Max: 3.97
Current: 2.44
1.39
3.97
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.33
Beneish M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
5.92%
4.06%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 29.01
LSI's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 692 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 48.33 vs. LSI: 29.01 )
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: 29.01
25.9
40.18
Net Margin % 17.79
LSI's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
73% of the 693 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 40.68 vs. LSI: 17.79 )
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: 17.79
10.43
30.69
ROE % 4.51
LSI's ROE % is ranked lower than
69% of the 692 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. LSI: 4.51 )
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: 4.51
3.51
10.33
ROA % 2.42
LSI's ROA % is ranked lower than
65% of the 699 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. LSI: 2.42 )
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: 2.42
1.66
5.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 4.22
LSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
74% of the 596 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 14.05 vs. LSI: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LSI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.22  Med: 6.26 Max: 7.92
Current: 4.22
4.22
7.92
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.00
LSI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 545 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 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: 47
Current: 7
-10.1
47
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 7.60
LSI's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LSI: 7.60 )
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: 0  Med: 2.4 Max: 32.9
Current: 7.6
0
32.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.60
LSI's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 445 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: -2.4 Max: 41.1
Current: -4.6
-25.2
41.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

LSI Guru Trades in Q1 2017

NWQ Managers 138,820 sh (New)
Chris Davis 131,717 sh (+0.32%)
Scott Black Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 850,609 sh (-4.36%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 90,091 sh (-9.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,312 sh (-44.63%)
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Q2 2017

LSI Guru Trades in Q2 2017

NWQ Managers 162,755 sh (+17.24%)
Chris Davis 131,721 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 832,479 sh (-2.13%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 81,466 sh (-9.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,456 sh (-19.85%)
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Q3 2017

LSI Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 7,104 sh (+105.56%)
NWQ Managers 163,840 sh (+0.67%)
Chris Davis 131,521 sh (-0.15%)
Ken Fisher 820,259 sh (-1.47%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 52,266 sh (-35.84%)
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Q4 2017

LSI Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 35,282 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,458 sh (+173.90%)
Chris Davis 131,991 sh (+0.36%)
Ken Fisher 810,136 sh (-1.23%)
NWQ Managers 64,600 sh (-60.57%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LSI

(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 Fisher 2017-12-31 Reduce -1.23%$79.88 - $91.12 $ 78.03-9%810,136
Chris Davis 2017-12-31 Add 0.36%$79.88 - $91.12 $ 78.03-9%131,991
NWQ Managers 2017-12-31 Reduce -60.57%0.12%$79.88 - $91.12 $ 78.03-9%64,600
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Reduce -1.47%$70.59 - $82.45 $ 78.034%820,259
NWQ Managers 2017-09-30 Add 0.67%$70.59 - $82.45 $ 78.034%163,840
Chris Davis 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.15%$70.59 - $82.45 $ 78.034%131,521
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Reduce -2.13%$73.13 - $87.63 $ 78.030%832,479
NWQ Managers 2017-06-30 Add 17.24%0.03%$73.13 - $87.63 $ 78.030%162,755
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.36%0.01%$79.5 - $88.73 $ 78.03-7%850,609
NWQ Managers 2017-03-31 New Buy0.15%$79.5 - $88.73 $ 78.03-7%138,820
Chris Davis 2017-03-31 Add 0.32%$79.5 - $88.73 $ 78.03-7%131,717
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Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Industrial    NAICS: 531130    SIC: 6798
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Headquarter Location:USA
Life Storage Inc is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust engaged in acquiring and managing self-storage properties.

Life Storage, Inc (which was rebranded from Sovran Self Storage, Inc in 2016) is a fully integrated, real estate investment trust that acquires and manages self-storage properties throughout the United States. The company operates under the brand names Life Storage and Uncle Bob's Self Storage. Approximately under half of the company's revenue is derived from stores in the states of Texas and Florida. The remainder of sales is distributed across the United States. The company's operations in rental income from customers renting storage space on a month-to-month basis generates a majority of operating revenue. The company also offers storage to both individual of commercial renters and has special storage units available for vehicles and wine.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 39.02
LSI's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. LSI: 39.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LSI' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.36  Med: 32.16 Max: 67.08
Current: 39.02
10.36
67.08
Forward PE Ratio 25.58
LSI's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. LSI: 25.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 39.02
LSI's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
85% of the 610 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. LSI: 39.02 )
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: 34.18 Max: 67.08
Current: 39.02
11.4
67.08
PB Ratio 1.78
LSI's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 685 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LSI: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LSI' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.44
Current: 1.78
0.76
3.44
PS Ratio 6.90
LSI's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 648 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. LSI: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LSI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 6.7 Max: 11.27
Current: 6.9
1.89
11.27
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 25.73
LSI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 333 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 18.09 vs. LSI: 25.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LSI' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.43  Med: 22.91 Max: 85.9
Current: 25.73
12.43
85.9
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.11
LSI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 579 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 14.05 vs. LSI: 14.11 )
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: 4.76  Med: 16.21 Max: 22.09
Current: 14.11
4.76
22.09
EV-to-EBIT 34.30
LSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 653 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. LSI: 34.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LSI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.3  Med: 28.1 Max: 46.3
Current: 34.3
12.3
46.3
EV-to-EBITDA 17.89
LSI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 664 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. LSI: 17.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LSI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 18.7 Max: 25.1
Current: 17.89
8.3
25.1
EV-to-Revenue 10.20
LSI's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
62% of the 688 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. LSI: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LSI' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 9.9 Max: 14.2
Current: 10.2
4.6
14.2
PEG Ratio 3.75
LSI's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 228 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LSI: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LSI' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 5.84 Max: 2686.5
Current: 3.75
2.1
2686.5
Shiller PE Ratio 37.88
LSI's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 216 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 23.01 vs. LSI: 37.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LSI' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.81  Med: 33.03 Max: 57.67
Current: 37.88
8.81
57.67
Current Ratio 0.17
LSI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 657 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. LSI: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LSI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.35 Max: 20.06
Current: 0.17
0.02
20.06
Quick Ratio 0.17
LSI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 657 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. LSI: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LSI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.35 Max: 20.06
Current: 0.17
0.02
20.06
Days Sales Outstanding 4.94
LSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 479 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 19.38 vs. LSI: 4.94 )
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: 4.94
4.32
6.83

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 5.12
LSI's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
60% of the 947 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. LSI: 5.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LSI' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.34  Med: 4.37 Max: 14.91
Current: 5.12
2.34
14.91
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.95
LSI's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 772 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LSI: 1.95 )
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: 1.95
0.89
1.95
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 22.40
LSI's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 421 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 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: 1.7 Max: 28.6
Current: 22.4
-14.6
28.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 5.13
LSI's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 947 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. LSI: 5.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 11.42
LSI's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
86% of the 947 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 6.47 vs. LSI: 11.42 )
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: 9.75 Max: 33.25
Current: 11.42
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 483 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: -5.70 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: -17.8  Med: -7.8 Max: 0.5
Current: -12.6
-17.8
0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.79
LSI's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 678 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LSI: 1.79 )
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: 1.74 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.79
0.81
3.28
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.03
LSI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 519 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LSI: 1.03 )
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: 0.33  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.03
0.33
1.7
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 4.20
LSI's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 120 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. LSI: 4.20 )
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: 0.52  Med: 2.21 Max: 6.88
Current: 4.2
0.52
6.88
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.76
LSI's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
86% of the 550 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. LSI: 1.76 )
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: 2.27
Current: 1.76
0.59
2.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.93
LSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 704 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. LSI: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LSI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 3.6 Max: 8.2
Current: 2.93
2.2
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -1.99
LSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
62% of the 383 Companies
in the Global REIT - Industrial industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. LSI: -1.99 )
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: -0.8 Max: 8.7
Current: -1.99
-8.8
8.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $525.35
EPS (TTM) $ 2.00
Beta0.59
Short Percentage of Float10.32%
52-Week Range $69.00 - 91.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)46.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 360 373 379
EBIT (Mil $) 171 210 212
EBITDA (Mil $) 301 316 320
EPS ($) 2.36 3.05 3.06
EPS without NRI ($) 2.36 3.05 3.06
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.00%
Dividends per Share ($) 3.95 4.15 4.36

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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