Financial Comparison: National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) and Clipper Realty (NYSE:CLPR)

National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSAGet Rating) and Clipper Realty (NYSE:CLPRGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

National Storage Affiliates Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Clipper Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. National Storage Affiliates Trust pays out 234.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Clipper Realty pays out -92.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. National Storage Affiliates Trust has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years. National Storage Affiliates Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares National Storage Affiliates Trust and Clipper Realty’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Storage Affiliates Trust $585.67 million 6.04 $105.25 million $0.94 41.39
Clipper Realty $122.73 million 0.99 -$7.59 million ($0.41) -18.37

National Storage Affiliates Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Clipper Realty. Clipper Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than National Storage Affiliates Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for National Storage Affiliates Trust and Clipper Realty, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Storage Affiliates Trust 0 4 3 0 2.43
Clipper Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A

National Storage Affiliates Trust presently has a consensus price target of $51.29, indicating a potential upside of 31.81%. Given National Storage Affiliates Trust’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe National Storage Affiliates Trust is more favorable than Clipper Realty.

Profitability

This table compares National Storage Affiliates Trust and Clipper Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Storage Affiliates Trust 12.78% 4.33% 1.70%
Clipper Realty -4.59% -10.61% -0.48%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.1% of National Storage Affiliates Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.2% of Clipper Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of National Storage Affiliates Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 40.0% of Clipper Realty shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

National Storage Affiliates Trust has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clipper Realty has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

National Storage Affiliates Trust beats Clipper Realty on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About National Storage Affiliates Trust

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National Storage Affiliates Trust is a Maryland real estate investment trust focused on the ownership, operation and acquisition of self storage properties located within the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas throughout the United States. As of September 30, 2020, the Company held ownership interests in and operated 788 self storage properties located in 35 states and Puerto Rico with approximately 49.5 million rentable square feet. NSA is one of the largest owners and operators of self storage properties among public and private companies in the United States.

About Clipper Realty

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Clipper Realty Inc. (NYSE: CLPR) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate company that acquires, owns, manages, operates and repositions multifamily residential and commercial properties in the New York metropolitan area, with a portfolio in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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