Global Self Storage (SELF) vs. CoreSite Realty (COR) Financial Comparison

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CoreSite Realty and Global Self Storage, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

CoreSite Realty currently has a consensus price target of $119.15, suggesting a potential upside of 22.26%. Given CoreSite Realty’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe CoreSite Realty is more favorable than Global Self Storage.

Volatility and Risk

CoreSite Realty has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Self Storage has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CoreSite Realty $481.82 million 7.42 $74.85 million $4.52 21.56
Global Self Storage $7.47 million 4.09 -$140,000.00 N/A N/A

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.7% of CoreSite Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.7% of Global Self Storage shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of CoreSite Realty shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Global Self Storage shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

CoreSite Realty pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Global Self Storage pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. 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.

Profitability

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

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

Summary

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

About CoreSite Realty

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.

About Global Self Storage

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.

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