Cushman & Wakefield (CWK) vs. Its Peers Critical Survey

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cushman & Wakefield and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cushman & Wakefield 0 1 9 0 2.90
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors 241 561 733 32 2.35

Cushman & Wakefield currently has a consensus price target of $20.38, indicating a potential upside of 8.32%. As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 4.70%. Given Cushman & Wakefield’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cushman & Wakefield is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.0% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.9% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.1% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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 29.24% 4.25% 1.37%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cushman & Wakefield $6.92 billion -$220.50 million -17.26
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors $1.55 billion $360.44 million 27.78

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.

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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