Contrasting Cushman & Wakefield (CWK) & Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI)

Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI) and Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE:CWK) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Front Yard Residential and Cushman & Wakefield’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Front Yard Residential -97.71% -20.47% -6.76%
Cushman & Wakefield N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Front Yard Residential and Cushman & Wakefield, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Front Yard Residential 0 0 2 0 3.00
Cushman & Wakefield 0 1 9 0 2.90

Front Yard Residential presently has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 46.06%. Cushman & Wakefield has a consensus price target of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 23.87%. Given Front Yard Residential’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Front Yard Residential is more favorable than Cushman & Wakefield.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.6% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Front Yard Residential and Cushman & Wakefield’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Front Yard Residential $94.17 million 5.84 -$185.45 million N/A N/A
Cushman & Wakefield $6.92 billion 0.50 -$220.50 million N/A N/A

Front Yard Residential has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cushman & Wakefield.

Dividends

Front Yard Residential pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Cushman & Wakefield does not pay a dividend. Front Yard Residential has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

Front Yard Residential beats Cushman & Wakefield on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Front Yard Residential

Front Yard is an industry leader in providing quality, affordable rental homes to America's families. Our homes offer exceptional value in a variety of suburban communities which have easy accessibility to metropolitan areas. Front Yard's tenants enjoy the space and comfort that is unique to single-family housing, at reasonable prices. Our mission is to provide our tenants with houses they are proud to call home.

About Cushman & Wakefield

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 headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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