Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is one of 13,371 publicly-traded companies in the “” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Cushman & Wakefield to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cushman & Wakefield $8.22 billion -$185.80 million -17.00
Cushman & Wakefield Competitors $7.19 billion $553.18 million 13.68

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

Profitability

This table compares Cushman & Wakefield and its peers’ 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 -183.69% 6.52% 1.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cushman & Wakefield and its peers, 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 62486 237331 310246 12873 2.44

Cushman & Wakefield presently has a consensus target price of $20.38, indicating a potential upside of 9.96%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 24.61%. Given Cushman & Wakefield’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cushman & Wakefield has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.8% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of shares of all “” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of shares of all “” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

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 based in London, the United Kingdom.

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