Head to Head Review: Global Self Storage (SELF) vs. CoreSite Realty (COR)

Global Self Storage (NASDAQ:SELF) and CoreSite Realty (NYSE:COR) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Global Self Storage and CoreSite Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Self Storage 6.55% 1.37% 0.88%
CoreSite Realty 14.91% 20.18% 4.69%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Global Self Storage and CoreSite Realty, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Self Storage 0 0 0 0 N/A
CoreSite Realty 0 7 9 0 2.56

CoreSite Realty has a consensus target price of $119.15, indicating a potential upside of 20.10%. Given CoreSite Realty’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CoreSite Realty is more favorable than Global Self Storage.

Dividends

Global Self Storage pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. CoreSite Realty pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. CoreSite Realty pays out 91.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. CoreSite Realty has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Global Self Storage has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoreSite Realty has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.7% of Global Self Storage shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.5% of CoreSite Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Global Self Storage shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of CoreSite Realty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Global Self Storage and CoreSite Realty’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Self Storage $7.47 million 4.01 -$140,000.00 N/A N/A
CoreSite Realty $481.82 million 7.56 $74.85 million $4.52 21.95

CoreSite Realty has higher revenue and earnings than Global Self Storage.

Summary

CoreSite Realty beats Global Self Storage on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Self Storage Company Profile

Global Self Storage, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed REIT that owns, operates, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops self storage properties in the United States. The Company's self storage properties are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers. It currently owns and operates, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, eleven self storage properties located in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.

CoreSite Realty Company Profile

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,350 of the world's leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 450+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships.

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