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Is It Time To Buy Life Storage Inc (NYSE:LSI)?

Bryson Sharp

Life Storage Inc (NYSE:LSI), a reits company based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Life Storage’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity. See our latest analysis for Life Storage

Is Life Storage still cheap?

According to my valuation model, Life Storage seems to be fairly priced at around 15.22% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Life Storage today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $83.75, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Furthermore, it seems like Life Storage’s share price is quite stable, which means there may be less chances to buy low in the future now that it’s fairly valued. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What does the future of Life Storage look like?

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Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. Life Storage’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 49.78%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? LSI’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on LSI, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Life Storage. You can find everything you need to know about Life Storage in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Life Storage, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.