Lok’n Store (LOK)

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A leading company in the UK self-storage market.

30-Oct-2017 – 362.5p – £106.3m – PER 23.6

Preliminary Results For The 12 Months To End July 2017 – Revenue of £16.65m up 3.7% from last time. Profit after Tax of £3.17m up 28.8% from last time. Dividend up 11.1%. NAV up 24.7% to £89.1m and Net Debt down to £17.4m, £23.5m last time.

Quite like the look of this but on a PER of 23.6 I think it’s maybe priced about right. With a Mkt Cap of £106.3m and a NAV of £89.1m there’s some decent downside protection here.

12-Feb-2018 – 378p – £111.2m – PER 29.0

Trading Update For The 6 Months To End January 2018 – In-line it seems, growth of around 7%.

On a PER of 29.0 this is quite a disappointment is it not? Even the NAV (over 400p per share) doesn’t seem to be providing support. Downside protection perhaps but don’t see the real growth story here.

23-Apr-2018 – 412p – £121.3m – PER 30.8

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End January 2018 – Revenue up 5.7% to £8.82m, Adjusted PBT £2.55m up 21.3%. NAV is £4.18, up from £3.87. “Positive momentum carried into second half, continues to grow strongly”.

I see decent downside protection here, there’s a decent 2.5% or so Dividend and potential for growth. Not enough though to tempt me away from my Neutral stance at present.

29-Oct-2018 – 374p – £110.4m – PER 29.7

Preliminary Results For The 12 Months To End July 2018 – Revenue up 6.6 %, PBT up 34.3%, Total Dividend up 10% – 3 new stores opened this year, 3 planned for next and 5 new sites secured.

Still quite tempted here but just not quite enough to move from Neutral yet.

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