Lok'nStore GroupAIM:LOK Stock Report

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18 Sep, 2021


Company Financials +
LOK fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health3/6

LOK Overview

Lok'nStore Group Plc develops and operates self-storage centers primarily in Southern England.

Share Price & News

How has Lok'nStore Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LOK is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LOK's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Real Estate


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Real Estate


GB Market

Return vs Industry: LOK exceeded the UK Real Estate industry which returned 24.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LOK exceeded the UK Market which returned 19.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-3.3%-1.3%-1.0%
30 Day4.1%-1.0%-0.7%
90 Day21.9%5.4%0.5%
1 Year59.1%55.6%27.1%24.7%24.1%19.2%
3 Year103.3%90.0%24.3%14.9%15.4%2.5%
5 Year143.6%117.3%59.7%37.2%35.4%10.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Lok'nStore Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

Lok'nStore Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Lok'nStore Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LOK fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£237.50m
Earnings (TTM)UK£3.60m
Revenue (TTM)UK£19.29m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LOK income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£8.82m
Gross ProfitUK£10.47m

Last Reported Earnings

Jan 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Nov 01, 2021

Earnings per share (EPS)0.12
Gross Margin54.29%
Net Profit Margin18.65%
Debt/Equity Ratio43.3%

How did LOK perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Lok'nStore Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LOK (£8.17) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.85)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LOK is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LOK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (66x) compared to the UK Real Estate industry average (17.4x).

PE vs Market: LOK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (66x) compared to the UK market (23.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LOK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LOK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the GB Real Estate industry average (0.9x).

Future Growth

How is Lok'nStore Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LOK's forecast earnings growth (16% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: LOK's earnings (16% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (13.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: LOK's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: LOK's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LOK's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LOK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.2%).

Past Performance

How has Lok'nStore Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LOK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LOK's current net profit margins (18.6%) are higher than last year (16.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LOK's earnings have declined by 3.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LOK's earnings growth over the past year (25.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (-3.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LOK earnings growth over the past year (25.8%) underperformed the Real Estate industry 29.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: LOK's Return on Equity (2.9%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Lok'nStore Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LOK's short term assets (£15.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£8.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: LOK's short term assets (£15.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£91.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LOK's debt to equity ratio (43.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LOK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 50.6% to 43.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LOK's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.1%).

Interest Coverage: LOK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Lok'nStore Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LOK's dividend (1.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.34%).

High Dividend: LOK's dividend (1.59%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (3.92%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: LOK's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: LOK's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (107.4%), LOK's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: LOK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (58.6% payout ratio).

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Neil James Newman-Shepherd (44 yo)





Mr. Neil James John Newman-Shepherd serves as Group Managing Director at Lok'n Store Group plc since August 1, 2020. He served as Group Sales Director at Lok'nStore Group Plc since September 2014 until Aug...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Neil James's total compensation ($USD414.62K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD721.62K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Neil James's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LOK's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: LOK's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.7 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: LOK insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Lok'nStore Group Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Lok'nStore Group Plc
  • Ticker: LOK
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Real Estate Operating Companies
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: UK£237.498m
  • Shares outstanding: 29.07m
  • Website: https://www.loknstore.co.uk

Number of Employees


  • Lok'nStore Group Plc
  • 112 Hawley Lane
  • Farnborough
  • Hampshire
  • GU14 8JE
  • United Kingdom



Lok'nStore Group Plc develops and operates self-storage centers primarily in Southern England. The company operates a packaging shop in each of its storage centers that sells storage related goods, such as...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/18 17:32
End of Day Share Price2021/09/17 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/07/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.