Lok'nStore Group Plc develops and operates self-storage centers primarily in Southern England. More Details
Proven track record average dividend payer.
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 less volatile than 75% 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.
7 Day Return
GB Real Estate
1 Year Return
GB Real Estate
Return vs Industry: LOK underperformed the UK Real Estate industry which returned 35.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LOK exceeded the UK Market which returned 22.4% over the past year.
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
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIndependent Non Executive Director Richard Holmes Just Bought 3.3% More Shares In Lok'nStore Group Plc (LON:LOK)
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Lok'nStore Group (LON:LOK) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden
3 months ago | Simply Wall StLok'nStore Group Plc's (LON:LOK) Dismal Stock Performance Reflects Weak Fundamentals
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 (£7.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.82)
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 (59.2x) compared to the UK Real Estate industry average (19.6x).
PE vs Market: LOK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (59.2x) compared to the UK market (23.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LOK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LOK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the GB Real Estate industry average (1x).
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 (14.8% 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 (4.7% 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%).
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%) exceeded the Real Estate industry 13.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LOK's Return on Equity (2.9%) is considered low.
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).
What is Lok'nStore Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LOK's dividend (1.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.31%).
High Dividend: LOK's dividend (1.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4%).
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).
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 ($USD419.21K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD569.94K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Neil James's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: LOK's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LOK's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.5 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Lok'nStore Group Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Lok'nStore Group Plc
- Ticker: LOK
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1995
- Industry: Real Estate Operating Companies
- Sector: Real Estate
- Market Cap: UK£213.546m
- Shares outstanding: 29.05m
- Website: https://www.loknstore.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Lok'nStore Group Plc
- 112 Hawley Lane
- 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
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