Reviewing Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) & eXp World (EXPI)

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Jones Lang LaSalle and eXp World, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jones Lang LaSalle 1 2 3 0 2.33
eXp World 0 0 3 0 3.00

Jones Lang LaSalle presently has a consensus price target of $174.50, indicating a potential upside of 12.49%. eXp World has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 98.41%. Given eXp World’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe eXp World is more favorable than Jones Lang LaSalle.

Dividends

Jones Lang LaSalle pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. eXp World does not pay a dividend. Jones Lang LaSalle pays out 6.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Jones Lang LaSalle has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jones Lang LaSalle 2.97% 15.80% 5.92%
eXp World -4.48% -120.59% -52.49%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.2% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.2% of eXp World shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 47.2% of eXp World shares are owned 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.

Risk and Volatility

Jones Lang LaSalle has a beta of 1.68, suggesting that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eXp World has a beta of 5.15, suggesting that its stock price is 415% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and eXp World’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jones Lang LaSalle $16.32 billion 0.43 $484.50 million $12.25 12.66
eXp World $500.15 million 1.23 -$22.43 million ($0.39) -25.85

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

Summary

Jones Lang LaSalle beats eXp World on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jones Lang LaSalle Company Profile

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a professional services company, provides commercial real estate and investment management services worldwide. It offers a range of real estate services, including agency leasing, logistics and supply-chain management, corporate finance, mortgage origination and servicing, debt placement, project and development management/design, digital, property management, energy and sustainability, real estate investment banking, integrated facilities management, research, investment management and advisory, strategic consulting and advisory, investment sale, tenant representation, lease administration, and valuations. The company also provides investment management services to institutional and retail investors, including high-net-worth individuals. Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated offers its services to real estate owners, occupiers, investors, and developers for various property types, including cultural, educational, government, healthcare, laboratory, hotel, hospitality, and sports facilities; industrial and warehouse, office, and residential properties; retail and shopping malls; critical environment, data, transportation, and sort and fulfillment centers; infrastructure projects; and military housings. The company was formerly known as LaSalle Partners Incorporated and changed its name to Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated in March 1999. Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

eXp World Company Profile

eXp World Holdings, Inc. provides cloud-based real estate brokerage services for residential real estate market in the United States and Canada. The company facilitates buyers to search real-time property listings and sellers to list their properties through its Website, exprealty.com; and provides buyers and sellers access to a network of professional, consumer-centric agents, and brokers. It also offers access to collaborative tools and training services for real estate brokers and agents. In addition, the company provides marketing, training, and other support services to its brokers and agents through a proprietary technology enabled services, and technology and support services contracted to third parties. The company was formerly known as eXp Realty International Corporation and changed its name to eXp World Holdings, Inc. in May 2016. eXp World Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Bellingham, Washington.

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