Analyzing Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE:CWK) and The Competition

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is one of 52 public companies in the “Real estate” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cushman & Wakefield to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Cushman & Wakefield and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cushman & Wakefield 0 1 9 0 2.90
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors 256 588 744 33 2.34

Cushman & Wakefield presently has a consensus target price of $20.38, suggesting a potential upside of 10.02%. As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 2.84%. Given Cushman & Wakefield’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cushman & Wakefield is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.8% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.9% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Cushman & Wakefield and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cushman & Wakefield N/A N/A N/A
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors 24.42% 4.83% 1.74%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cushman & Wakefield and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cushman & Wakefield $8.22 billion -$185.80 million -16.99
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors $1.59 billion $413.03 million 23.62

Cushman & Wakefield has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Cushman & Wakefield is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Cushman & Wakefield peers beat Cushman & Wakefield on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Cushman & Wakefield Company Profile

Cushman & Wakefield plc provides commercial real estate services in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers integrated facilities management, project and development, portfolio administration, transaction management, and strategic consulting services; property management services, including client accounting, engineering and operations, lease compliance administration, project and development, and sustainability services; and janitorial, maintenance, critical environment management, landscaping, and office services. The company also provides owner representation and tenant representation leasing services; capital market services, such as investment sales and equity, debt, and structured financing for real estate purchase and sales transactions; and appraisal management, investment management, valuation advisory, portfolio advisory, diligence advisory, dispute analysis and litigation support, financial reporting, and property and/or portfolio valuation services on real estate debt and equity decisions. Cushman & Wakefield plc was founded in 1784 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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