Head to Head Comparison: Land Securities Gp (LSGOF) versus Its Peers

Land Securities Gp (OTCMKTS: LSGOF) is one of 48 public companies in the “Real estate” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Land Securities Gp to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

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Land Securities Gp has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Land Securities Gp’s peers have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Land Securities Gp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Land Securities Gp N/A N/A N/A
Land Securities Gp Competitors 19.06% 4.43% 1.28%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Land Securities Gp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Land Securities Gp $863.94 million $147.72 million 22.74
Land Securities Gp Competitors $1.32 billion $242.73 million 17.37

Land Securities Gp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Land Securities Gp. Land Securities Gp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.3% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.5% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Land Securities Gp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Land Securities Gp 0 1 1 0 2.50
Land Securities Gp Competitors 155 366 579 15 2.41

As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 13.42%. Given Land Securities Gp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Land Securities Gp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Land Securities Gp peers beat Land Securities Gp on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About Land Securities Gp

Land Securities Group PLC, a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, development, and management of commercial properties primarily in the United Kingdom. It provides customers with access to retail units in shopping centers, retail warehouses, shops, and other regional properties. The company also offers customers with access to offices and creates office developments supporting complementary uses, such as retail, public space, and residential. In addition, Land Securities Group enables customers to outsource the construction and maintenance of buildings, as well as leasing, developing, managing, refurbishing, repairing, and maintaining properties, facilities, and land in the area of public private partnership in sectors, such as education, waste defense training, and local government infrastructure. The company also involves in urban community development operations through its multi-billion pound development program, transforming regional city centers and key sites in Central London. As of December 31, 2007, its property portfolio comprised 1.7 million square meters of retail accommodation; 1.1 million square meters of office and retail accommodation; and 3.1 million square meters properties in property outsourcing partnerships. The company was founded in 1944 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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