Landmark Infrastructure Partners (NASDAQ: LMRK) and FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ:FSV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Landmark Infrastructure Partners and FirstService Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Landmark Infrastructure Partners||$42.40 million||7.91||$9.92 million||$0.56||30.27|
|FirstService Corporation||$1.48 billion||1.61||$33.59 million||$1.24||53.75|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Landmark Infrastructure Partners and FirstService Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Landmark Infrastructure Partners||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Landmark Infrastructure Partners presently has a consensus price target of $18.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.14%. FirstService Corporation has a consensus price target of $66.50, indicating a potential downside of 0.23%. Given Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Landmark Infrastructure Partners is more favorable than FirstService Corporation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
21.3% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of FirstService Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Landmark Infrastructure Partners and FirstService Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Landmark Infrastructure Partners||27.47%||9.79%||2.57%|
Volatility and Risk
Landmark Infrastructure Partners has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstService Corporation has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Landmark Infrastructure Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.4%. FirstService Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Landmark Infrastructure Partners pays out 255.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. FirstService Corporation pays out 39.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
FirstService Corporation beats Landmark Infrastructure Partners on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Landmark Infrastructure Partners Company Profile
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.
FirstService Corporation Company Profile
Firstservice Corporation is a provider of residential property management and other essential property services to residential and commercial customers. The Company operates through two segments: FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. FirstService Residential is a property manager and provides ancillary services in the areas of on-site staffing, including building engineering and maintenance, full-service amenity management, security, concierge and front desk personnel, and landscaping; banking and insurance products, and energy conservation and management solutions. FirstService Brands provides essential property services to residential and commercial customers in North America through franchise networks and Company-owned locations. The principal brands in this division include Paul Davis Restoration, California Closets, Certa Pro Painters, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, Floor Coverings International, College Pro Painters, Century Fire Protection and Service America.
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