Analyzing Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Mitsubishi Estate (MITEY)

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) and Mitsubishi Estate (OTCMKTS:MITEY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and Mitsubishi Estate’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jones Lang LaSalle 3.20% 13.55% 5.46%
Mitsubishi Estate 9.01% 5.44% 1.74%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Jones Lang LaSalle and Mitsubishi Estate, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jones Lang LaSalle 0 5 5 0 2.50
Mitsubishi Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A

Jones Lang LaSalle currently has a consensus target price of $160.13, indicating a potential downside of 8.14%. Given Jones Lang LaSalle’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Jones Lang LaSalle is more favorable than Mitsubishi Estate.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.2% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Mitsubishi Estate shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Jones Lang LaSalle pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Mitsubishi Estate pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Jones Lang LaSalle pays out 8.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Jones Lang LaSalle has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Jones Lang LaSalle has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitsubishi Estate has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and Mitsubishi Estate’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jones Lang LaSalle $7.93 billion 1.00 $254.20 million $9.16 19.03
Mitsubishi Estate $10.41 billion 2.27 $915.24 million N/A N/A

Mitsubishi Estate has higher revenue and earnings than Jones Lang LaSalle.

Summary

Jones Lang LaSalle beats Mitsubishi Estate on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Mitsubishi Estate

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. engages in the real estate activities in Japan and internationally. The company engages in the development, leasing, property management, and sale of office buildings. It also operates outlets and other retail facilities; offers services for various needs of condominiums, custom-built housing, purchase and sales, leasing, brokerage areas, renovations, and management; and develops residential, commercial facility, and other real estate properties. In addition, the company provides real estate investment trust services to meet management needs for long-term stability, as well as private placement funds to meet the specific management needs of institutional investors. Further, it offers architectural design and engineering services, including construction, civil engineering, and urban and regional development planning and consulting. Additionally, the company operates a network of eight hotels under the Royal Park Hotels brand; and provides real estate problem-solving solutions for corporations and high net worth individuals, such as real estate brokerage, condominium and office building leasing management support, parking lot management support, and real estate appraisal. Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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