Landmark Infrastructure Partners (NASDAQ: LMRK) and Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
Landmark Infrastructure Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. Jones Lang LaSalle pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Landmark Infrastructure Partners pays out 263.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Jones Lang LaSalle pays out 10.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Jones Lang LaSalle has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
This table compares Landmark Infrastructure Partners and Jones Lang LaSalle’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Landmark Infrastructure Partners||26.38%||9.69%||2.65%|
|Jones Lang LaSalle||4.14%||12.04%||4.67%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
20.6% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Landmark Infrastructure Partners and Jones Lang LaSalle’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Landmark Infrastructure Partners||$47.53 million||6.90||$38.35 million||$0.54||30.74|
|Jones Lang LaSalle||$7.31 billion||0.75||$651.60 million||$6.62||18.23|
Jones Lang LaSalle has higher revenue and earnings than Landmark Infrastructure Partners. Jones Lang LaSalle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Landmark Infrastructure Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Landmark Infrastructure Partners and Jones Lang LaSalle, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Landmark Infrastructure Partners||0||0||2||0||3.00|
|Jones Lang LaSalle||0||2||4||0||2.67|
Landmark Infrastructure Partners currently has a consensus price target of $18.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.45%. Jones Lang LaSalle has a consensus price target of $131.80, indicating a potential upside of 9.20%. Given Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Landmark Infrastructure Partners is more favorable than Jones Lang LaSalle.
Risk and Volatility
Landmark Infrastructure Partners has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jones Lang LaSalle has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Jones Lang LaSalle beats Landmark Infrastructure Partners on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Landmark Infrastructure Partners
Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP is a master limited partnership formed to acquire, own and manage a portfolio of real property interests that it leases to companies in the wireless communication, outdoor advertising and renewable power generation industries. The Company operates through three segments. The Wireless Communication segment consists of leasing real property interests and financing to companies in the wireless communication industry in the United States. The Outdoor Advertising segment consists of leasing real property interests to companies in the outdoor advertising industry in the United States. The Renewable Power Generation segment consists of leasing real property interests and financing to companies in the renewable power industry in the United States. The Company’s real property interests consist of a portfolio of long term and perpetual easements, tenant lease assignments and fee simple properties located primarily in the United States.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) is a financial and professional services company specializing in real estate. The Company operates through four business segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and LaSalle. It offers integrated services on a local, regional and global basis to owner, occupier, investor and developer clients. It delivers various real estate services (RES) across three geographic business segments: the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Its RES is organized into five product categories: leasing; capital markets and hotels; property and facility management; project and development services, and advisory, consulting and other services. LaSalle offers clients with real estate investment products and services, such as private investments in multiple real estate property types, including office, industrial, healthcare and multifamily residential. LaSalle enables clients to invest in separate accounts focused on public real estate equities.
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