Global Self Storage (NASDAQ:SELF – Get Rating) and Broadstone Net Lease (NYSE:BNL – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Global Self Storage and Broadstone Net Lease, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Global Self Storage||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Broadstone Net Lease||0||3||0||0||2.00|
Global Self Storage currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.00%. Broadstone Net Lease has a consensus target price of $21.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.57%. Given Global Self Storage’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Global Self Storage is more favorable than Broadstone Net Lease.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
22.1% of Global Self Storage shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.7% of Broadstone Net Lease shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Global Self Storage shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Broadstone Net Lease 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.
Volatility & Risk
Global Self Storage has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Broadstone Net Lease has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Global Self Storage and Broadstone Net Lease’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||$10.51 million||5.76||$3.28 million||$0.31||18.06|
|Broadstone Net Lease||$382.88 million||9.64||$102.43 million||$0.73||29.85|
Broadstone Net Lease has higher revenue and earnings than Global Self Storage. Global Self Storage is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Broadstone Net Lease, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Global Self Storage and Broadstone Net Lease’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Global Self Storage||28.96%||6.75%||4.67%|
|Broadstone Net Lease||29.28%||4.29%||2.56%|
Broadstone Net Lease beats Global Self Storage on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Global Self Storage
Global Self Storage is a self-administered and self-managed REIT that owns, operates, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops self-storage properties. The company's self-storage properties are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, the company owns and/or manages 13 self-storage properties in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.
About Broadstone Net Lease
BNL is an internally-managed REIT that acquires, owns, and manages primarily single-tenant commercial real estate properties that are net leased on a long-term basis to a diversified group of tenants. The Company utilizes an investment strategy underpinned by strong fundamental credit analysis and prudent real estate underwriting. As of September 30, 2020, BNL's diversified portfolio consisted of 627 properties in 41 U.S. states and one property in Canada across the industrial, healthcare, restaurant, office, and retail property types, with an aggregate gross asset value of approximately $4.0 billion.
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