Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS) and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Financial Analysis

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

Dividends

Jones Lang LaSalle pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Altisource Portfolio Solutions does not pay a dividend. Jones Lang LaSalle pays out 10.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Jones Lang LaSalle has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Jones Lang LaSalle and Altisource Portfolio Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jones Lang LaSalle 0 2 4 0 2.67
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 0 2 0 0 2.00

Jones Lang LaSalle presently has a consensus target price of $131.80, indicating a potential upside of 9.21%. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential downside of 33.66%. Given Jones Lang LaSalle’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Jones Lang LaSalle is more favorable than Altisource Portfolio Solutions.

Volatility and Risk

Jones Lang LaSalle has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.7% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Jones Lang LaSalle shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and Altisource Portfolio Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jones Lang LaSalle 4.14% 12.04% 4.67%
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 0.60% 82.95% 8.76%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jones Lang LaSalle and Altisource Portfolio Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jones Lang LaSalle $7.31 billion 0.75 $651.60 million $6.62 18.23
Altisource Portfolio Solutions $982.54 million 0.42 $146.07 million $0.28 80.75

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

Summary

Jones Lang LaSalle beats Altisource Portfolio Solutions on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) is a financial and professional services company specializing in real estate. The Company operates through four business segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and LaSalle. It offers integrated services on a local, regional and global basis to owner, occupier, investor and developer clients. It delivers various real estate services (RES) across three geographic business segments: the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Its RES is organized into five product categories: leasing; capital markets and hotels; property and facility management; project and development services, and advisory, consulting and other services. LaSalle offers clients with real estate investment products and services, such as private investments in multiple real estate property types, including office, industrial, healthcare and multifamily residential. LaSalle enables clients to invest in separate accounts focused on public real estate equities.

About Altisource Portfolio Solutions

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. is a marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage and consumer debt industries. The Company’s business processes, vendor and electronic payment management software and behavioral science-based analytics manage outcomes for marketplace participants. It operates through three segments: Mortgage Services, Financial Services and Technology Services. The Mortgage Services segment provides loan servicers, originators, rental property investors and real estate consumers with products, services and technologies. The Financial Services segment provides collection services to debt originators and servicers and customer relationship management services. The Technology Services segment provides software and data analytics solutions that support management of mortgage and real estate activities and marketplace transactions across mortgage and real estate lifecycles and information technology infrastructure management services.

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