Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Jones Lang LaSalle to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Jones Lang LaSalle pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Jones Lang LaSalle pays out 10.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 41.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Jones Lang LaSalle has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Jones Lang LaSalle $7.31 billion $651.60 million 19.78
Jones Lang LaSalle Competitors $1.67 billion $167.91 million 35.30

Jones Lang LaSalle has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Jones Lang LaSalle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Jones Lang LaSalle and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jones Lang LaSalle 0 3 4 0 2.57
Jones Lang LaSalle Competitors 74 322 644 9 2.56

Jones Lang LaSalle presently has a consensus target price of $131.80, suggesting a potential upside of 0.67%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.34%. Given Jones Lang LaSalle’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Jones Lang LaSalle has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.3% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jones Lang LaSalle 4.14% 12.04% 4.67%
Jones Lang LaSalle Competitors 4.57% 14.43% 3.06%

Volatility & Risk

Jones Lang LaSalle has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its stock price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jones Lang LaSalle’s peers have a beta of 1.57, suggesting that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Jones Lang LaSalle peers beat Jones Lang LaSalle on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Jones Lang LaSalle Company Profile

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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