Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) and Landmark Infrastructure Partners (NASDAQ:LMRK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitabiliy, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Leju Holdings Limited and Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Leju Holdings Limited $514.83 million 0.41 -$36.21 million ($0.20) -7.75
Landmark Infrastructure Partners $44.58 million 8.70 $35.68 million $0.54 31.48

Landmark Infrastructure Partners has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Leju Holdings Limited. Leju Holdings Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Landmark Infrastructure Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.7% of Leju Holdings Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.1% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Leju Holdings Limited and Landmark Infrastructure Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leju Holdings Limited 1 0 0 0 1.00
Landmark Infrastructure Partners 0 0 2 0 3.00

Leju Holdings Limited currently has a consensus target price of $2.10, suggesting a potential upside of 35.48%. Landmark Infrastructure Partners has a consensus target price of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.94%. Given Leju Holdings Limited’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Leju Holdings Limited is more favorable than Landmark Infrastructure Partners.

Risk & Volatility

Leju Holdings Limited has a beta of 3, suggesting that its share price is 200% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Landmark Infrastructure Partners has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Leju Holdings Limited and Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leju Holdings Limited -5.24% -5.42% -3.82%
Landmark Infrastructure Partners 26.38% 9.69% 2.65%

Dividends

Landmark Infrastructure Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.4%. Leju Holdings Limited 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.

Summary

Landmark Infrastructure Partners beats Leju Holdings Limited on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Leju Holdings Limited

Leju Holdings Limited is an online to offline (O2O), real estate services provider in China. The Company offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services through its online platform, which consists of local Websites covering over 260 cities and various mobile applications. The Company integrates its online platform with offline services to facilitate residential property transactions. In addition to its own Websites, the Company operates various real estate and home furnishing Websites of SINA Corporation (SINA). Its O2O services for new residential properties include selling discount coupons and facilitating online property viewing, physical property visits, marketing events and pre-sale customer support. It sells advertising primarily on the SINA new residential properties and home furnishing Websites, which are operated by the Company.

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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