Altisource Portfolio Solutions (NASDAQ: ASPS) and Landmark Infrastructure Partners (NASDAQ:LMRK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Altisource Portfolio Solutions and Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Altisource Portfolio Solutions $982.54 million 0.46 $148.76 million $0.28 89.61
Landmark Infrastructure Partners $47.53 million 8.09 $38.35 million $0.54 31.11

Altisource Portfolio Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Landmark Infrastructure Partners. Landmark Infrastructure Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Altisource Portfolio Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Altisource Portfolio Solutions and Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 0.60% 82.95% 8.76%
Landmark Infrastructure Partners 26.38% 9.69% 2.65%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Altisource Portfolio Solutions and Landmark Infrastructure Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 0 2 0 0 2.00
Landmark Infrastructure Partners 0 0 2 0 3.00

Altisource Portfolio Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $19.00, suggesting a potential downside of 24.27%. Landmark Infrastructure Partners has a consensus price target of $18.50, suggesting a potential upside of 10.12%. Given Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Landmark Infrastructure Partners is more favorable than Altisource Portfolio Solutions.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.9% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.6% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Landmark Infrastructure Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Altisource Portfolio Solutions does not pay a dividend. 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.

Volatility & Risk

Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Landmark Infrastructure Partners has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Altisource Portfolio Solutions beats Landmark Infrastructure Partners on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Altisource Portfolio Solutions

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. is a marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage and consumer debt industries. The Company’s business processes, vendor and electronic payment management software and behavioral science-based analytics manage outcomes for marketplace participants. It operates through three segments: Mortgage Services, Financial Services and Technology Services. The Mortgage Services segment provides loan servicers, originators, rental property investors and real estate consumers with products, services and technologies. The Financial Services segment provides collection services to debt originators and servicers and customer relationship management services. The Technology Services segment provides software and data analytics solutions that support management of mortgage and real estate activities and marketplace transactions across mortgage and real estate lifecycles and information technology infrastructure management services.

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.

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