Safestore (OTCMKTS:SFSHF) and Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (OTCMKTS:PEI) Head to Head Survey

Safestore (OTCMKTS:SFSHF) and Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Safestore and Pennsylvania R.E.I.T.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Safestore $161.58 million 10.88 N/A N/A N/A
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. $362.40 million 0.96 -$110.33 million $1.54 2.91

Safestore has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Pennsylvania R.E.I.T..

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Safestore and Pennsylvania R.E.I.T., as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safestore 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. 2 1 1 0 1.75

Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. has a consensus price target of $6.67, suggesting a potential upside of 48.81%. Given Pennsylvania R.E.I.T.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. is more favorable than Safestore.


Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.8%. Safestore does not pay a dividend. Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Safestore has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.9% of Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Safestore and Pennsylvania R.E.I.T.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safestore N/A N/A N/A
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. -28.45% -18.31% -4.14%


Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. beats Safestore on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Safestore Company Profile

UK's largest self storage group with 146 stores Safestore has 119 self storage centres in the UK including two business centres and a further 27 stores in the Paris region. 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.

Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. Company Profile

PREIT (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages quality properties in compelling markets. PREIT's robust portfolio of carefully curated retail and lifestyle offerings mixed with destination dining and entertainment experiences are located primarily in the densely-populated eastern U.S. with concentrations in the mid-Atlantic's top MSAs. Since 2012, the Company has driven a transformation guided by an emphasis on portfolio quality and balance sheet strength driven by disciplined capital expenditures.

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