Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and Colliers International Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jones Lang LaSalle $7.31 billion 0.82 $651.60 million $6.62 19.87
Colliers International Group $2.01 billion 1.06 $209.86 million $1.66 32.92

Jones Lang LaSalle has higher revenue and earnings than Colliers International Group. Jones Lang LaSalle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Colliers International Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.3% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and Colliers International Group’s 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%
Colliers International Group 3.23% 49.70% 8.55%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Jones Lang LaSalle and Colliers International Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jones Lang LaSalle 0 3 4 0 2.57
Colliers International Group 0 0 6 0 3.00

Jones Lang LaSalle presently has a consensus target price of $131.80, indicating a potential upside of 0.21%. Colliers International Group has a consensus target price of $68.88, indicating a potential upside of 26.03%. Given Colliers International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than Jones Lang LaSalle.

Dividends

Jones Lang LaSalle pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Colliers International Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Jones Lang LaSalle pays out 10.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Colliers International Group pays out 6.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Colliers International Group has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Jones Lang LaSalle has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Colliers International Group has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Colliers International Group beats Jones Lang LaSalle on 10 of the 17 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 Colliers International Group

Colliers International Group Inc. is engaged in the provision of commercial real estate services. The Company offers services, including outsourcing and advisory services, lease brokerage and sales brokerage. Its segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and Corporate. It is engaged in the transaction brokerage business, which provides services in sales and leasing for commercial clients. The Sales and Lease Brokerage Division executes transactions across a client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. It provides services for sales, leases and mortgages in various areas, such as landlord representation, tenant representation, and capital markets and investment services. The Outsourcing and Advisory Services Division provides appraisal and valuation services; facility, property and asset management services; project management services, and research for commercial real estate clients.

Receive News & Ratings for Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.