Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is one of 52 public companies in the “Real estate” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cushman & Wakefield to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Cushman & Wakefield and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cushman & Wakefield N/A N/A N/A
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors 25.28% 4.77% 1.69%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cushman & Wakefield and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cushman & Wakefield $8.22 billion -$185.80 million -16.28
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors $1.59 billion $413.07 million 22.92

Cushman & Wakefield has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Cushman & Wakefield is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cushman & Wakefield and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cushman & Wakefield 0 1 9 0 2.90
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors 253 579 737 33 2.34

Cushman & Wakefield currently has a consensus price target of $20.38, indicating a potential upside of 14.79%. As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 4.82%. Given Cushman & Wakefield’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Cushman & Wakefield is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.8% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.0% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.0% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cushman & Wakefield competitors beat Cushman & Wakefield on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Cushman & Wakefield Company Profile

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 based in London, the United Kingdom.

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