JLL (NYSE: JLL) and Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ:ILG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

JLL has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Interval Leisure Group has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for JLL and Interval Leisure Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JLL 0 6 5 0 2.45
Interval Leisure Group 0 1 5 0 2.83

JLL currently has a consensus target price of $157.22, suggesting a potential downside of 7.00%. Interval Leisure Group has a consensus target price of $34.20, suggesting a potential upside of 4.75%. Given Interval Leisure Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Interval Leisure Group is more favorable than JLL.

Profitability

This table compares JLL and Interval Leisure Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JLL 3.20% 13.55% 5.46%
Interval Leisure Group 9.35% 8.41% 3.95%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares JLL and Interval Leisure Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JLL $7.93 billion 0.97 $254.20 million $9.16 18.46
Interval Leisure Group $1.79 billion 2.27 $168.00 million $1.10 29.68

JLL has higher revenue and earnings than Interval Leisure Group. JLL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Interval Leisure Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

JLL pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Interval Leisure Group pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. JLL pays out 8.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Interval Leisure Group pays out 63.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. JLL has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.5% of JLL shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Interval Leisure Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of JLL shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Interval Leisure Group shares are owned by 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

JLL beats Interval Leisure Group on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a professional services company, provides commercial real estate and investment management services worldwide. It offers a range of real estate services, including agency leasing, project and development management/construction, capital markets, property management, corporate finance, real estate investment banking/merchant banking, energy and sustainability, research, facility management outsourcing, strategic consulting, technology solutions, advisory, investment management, tenant representation, lease administration, transaction management, logistics and supply-chain management, valuations, and mortgage origination and servicing. The company also provides investment management services to institutional and retail investors, including high-net-worth individuals. Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated offers its services to real estate owners, occupiers, investors, and developers for various property types, including cultural, educational, government, healthcare, laboratory, hotel, hospitality, and sports facilities; industrial and warehouse, office, and residential properties; retail and shopping malls; critical environment, data, transportation, and sort and fulfillment centers; infrastructure projects; and military housings. The company was formerly known as LaSalle Partners Incorporated and changed its name to Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated in March 1999. Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

About Interval Leisure Group

ILG, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides professional vacation services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Vacation Ownership (VO), and Exchange and Rental. The VO segment engages in the sale, marketing, financing, and development of vacation ownership interests; and management of vacation ownership resorts, as well as in the provision of related services to owners and homeowners' associations (HOAs). The Exchange and Rental segment offers access to vacation accommodations and other travel-related transactions and services to leisure travelers by providing vacation exchange and rental services. This segment also provides leisure and travel related products and services to owners of vacation interests and others primarily through various membership programs, as well as related services to resort developer clients and HOAs; and allows owners of vacation interests to exchange their occupancy rights for alternative accommodations at another resort and/or occupancy period. In addition, this segment offers vacation property rental services for condominium owners, hotel owners, and HOAs. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a total of 43 resorts within Vistana Signature Experiences and Hyatt Vacation Ownership businesses; and managed approximately 250 resorts, vacation ownership properties, and/or their associations. The company was formerly known as Interval Leisure Group, Inc. and changed its name to ILG, Inc. in October 2016. ILG, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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