Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) and Exantas Capital (NYSE:XAN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Extra Space Storage and Exantas Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Extra Space Storage||$1.20 billion||11.39||$415.29 million||$4.67||22.91|
|Exantas Capital||$55.28 million||6.49||$27.43 million||$0.71||15.86|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Extra Space Storage and Exantas Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Extra Space Storage||1||7||3||0||2.18|
Extra Space Storage presently has a consensus price target of $96.59, indicating a potential downside of 9.72%. Exantas Capital has a consensus price target of $12.26, indicating a potential upside of 8.88%. Given Exantas Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exantas Capital is more favorable than Extra Space Storage.
Volatility & Risk
Extra Space Storage has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exantas Capital has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
98.2% of Extra Space Storage shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.0% of Exantas Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Extra Space Storage shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of Exantas Capital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Extra Space Storage pays an annual dividend of $3.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Exantas Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. Extra Space Storage pays out 73.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Exantas Capital pays out 112.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Extra Space Storage has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
This table compares Extra Space Storage and Exantas Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Extra Space Storage||37.12%||16.56%||5.81%|
Extra Space Storage beats Exantas Capital on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Extra Space Storage
Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a self-administered and self-managed REIT and a member of the S&P 500. As of December 31, 2018, the Company owned and/or operated 1,647 self-storage stores in 39 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company's stores comprise approximately 1.2 million units and approximately 125.7 million square feet of rentable space. The Company offers customers a wide selection of conveniently located and secure storage units across the country, including boat storage, RV storage and business storage. The Company is the second largest owner and/or operator of self-storage stores in the United States and is the largest self-storage management company in the United States.
About Exantas Capital
Exantas Capital Corp., a real estate investment trust, primarily focuses on the origination, holding, and management of commercial mortgage loans and commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States. It invests in commercial real estate-related assets, including first mortgage loans, first priority interests in first mortgage loans, subordinated interests in first mortgage loans, mezzanine debt, preferred equity investments related to commercial real estate (CRE), commercial mortgage-backed securities, and CRE equity investments. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income tax to the extent that it distributes 100% of its REIT taxable income. The company was formerly known as Resource Capital Corp. and changed its name to Exantas Capital Corp. in May 2018. Exantas Capital Corp. was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York.
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