Financial Contrast: Terreno Realty (NYSE:TRNO) and Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE:CWK)

Terreno Realty (NYSE:TRNO) and Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE:CWK) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Terreno Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Cushman & Wakefield does not pay a dividend. Terreno Realty has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Terreno Realty and Cushman & Wakefield’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Terreno Realty 44.18% 5.62% 3.88%
Cushman & Wakefield -1.43% 10.36% 1.84%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Terreno Realty and Cushman & Wakefield’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Terreno Realty $151.66 million 20.65 $63.28 million N/A N/A
Cushman & Wakefield $8.22 billion 0.49 -$185.80 million ($1.09) -16.89

Terreno Realty has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cushman & Wakefield.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Terreno Realty and Cushman & Wakefield, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Terreno Realty 0 3 2 0 2.40
Cushman & Wakefield 0 2 9 0 2.82

Terreno Realty presently has a consensus target price of $48.67, suggesting a potential downside of 1.88%. Cushman & Wakefield has a consensus target price of $20.38, suggesting a potential upside of 10.67%. Given Cushman & Wakefield’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cushman & Wakefield is more favorable than Terreno Realty.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.8% of Terreno Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.5% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Terreno Realty shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Terreno Realty beats Cushman & Wakefield on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Terreno Realty

Terreno Realty Corporation acquires, owns and operates industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets: Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey/New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Miami, and Washington, D.C.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield plc provides commercial real estate services under the Cushman & Wakefield brand 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, and 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. It serves real estate owners and occupiers. Cushman & Wakefield plc was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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