Head to Head Analysis: Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) and Safestore (OTCMKTS:SFSHF)

Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIVGet Rating) and Safestore (OTCMKTS:SFSHFGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.4% of Apartment Investment and Management shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Apartment Investment and Management shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Apartment Investment and Management and Safestore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apartment Investment and Management 126.59% 0.62% 0.16%
Safestore N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Apartment Investment and Management and Safestore’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Apartment Investment and Management $169.84 million 7.04 -$5.91 million $1.58 4.97
Safestore N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Safestore has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Apartment Investment and Management.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Apartment Investment and Management and Safestore, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apartment Investment and Management 0 0 0 0 N/A
Safestore 0 1 1 0 2.50

Risk and Volatility

Apartment Investment and Management has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Safestore has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Apartment Investment and Management beats Safestore on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Apartment Investment and Management

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Aimco is a Real Estate Investment Trust focused on property development, redevelopment, and various other value-creating investment strategies, targeting the U.S. multifamily market. Aimco's mission is to make real estate investments where outcomes are enhanced through human capital and substantial value is created for investors, teammates, and the communities in which we operate. Aimco is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as AIV. For more information about Aimco, please visit our website www.aimco.com.

About Safestore

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Safestore is the UK's largest self-storage group with 163 stores, comprising 125 wholly owned stores in the UK (including over 70 in London and the South East with the remainder in key metropolitan areas such as Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Bristol), 28 wholly owned stores in the Paris region, 6 stores in the Netherlands and 4 stores within Barcelona, Spain. Safestore was founded in the UK in 1998. It acquired the French business Une Pièce en Plus in 2004 which was founded in 1998 by the current Safestore Group CEO Frederic Vecchioli.

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