Comparing Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) & The Competition

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

Risk and Volatility

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

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Jones Lang LaSalle and its competitors, as provided 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 price target 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 competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Jones Lang LaSalle has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and its competitors’ 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%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 competitors. Jones Lang LaSalle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Summary

Jones Lang LaSalle competitors 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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