E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE:EJ) and Landmark Infrastructure Partners (LMRK) Financial Review

E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE: EJ) and Landmark Infrastructure Partners (NASDAQ:LMRK) are both financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Landmark Infrastructure Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. E-House (China) Holdings Limited does not pay a dividend. Landmark Infrastructure Partners pays out 263.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. E-House (China) Holdings Limited has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for E-House (China) Holdings Limited and Landmark Infrastructure Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
E-House (China) Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
Landmark Infrastructure Partners 0 0 2 0 3.00

Landmark Infrastructure Partners has a consensus target price of $18.50, indicating a potential upside of 12.12%. Given Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Landmark Infrastructure Partners is more favorable than E-House (China) Holdings Limited.

Risk & Volatility

E-House (China) Holdings Limited has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its stock price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Landmark Infrastructure Partners has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares E-House (China) Holdings Limited and Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
E-House (China) Holdings Limited N/A N/A N/A $0.09 75.45
Landmark Infrastructure Partners $47.53 million 6.86 $38.35 million $0.54 30.56

Landmark Infrastructure Partners has higher revenue and earnings than E-House (China) Holdings Limited. Landmark Infrastructure Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than E-House (China) Holdings Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares E-House (China) Holdings Limited and Landmark Infrastructure Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
E-House (China) Holdings Limited -15.06% -15.54% -10.97%
Landmark Infrastructure Partners 26.38% 9.69% 2.65%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.0% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Landmark Infrastructure Partners shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Landmark Infrastructure Partners beats E-House (China) Holdings Limited on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About E-House (China) Holdings Limited

E-House (China) Holdings Limited is a real estate services company. The Company’s segments include real estate online services, real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, community value-added services and other services. It provides real estate online services, including e-commerce, online advertising and listing services; real estate brokerage services, including primary real estate agency services and secondary real estate brokerage services; real estate information and consulting services; community value-added services, and other services, including real estate advertising services, real estate promotional event services and real estate financial services. It provides online-to-offline and real estate services. It offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services through its online platform, which consists of local Websites covering over 260 cities and various mobile applications.

About Landmark Infrastructure Partners

Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP is a master limited partnership formed to acquire, own and manage a portfolio of real property interests that it leases to companies in the wireless communication, outdoor advertising and renewable power generation industries. The Company operates through three segments. The Wireless Communication segment consists of leasing real property interests and financing to companies in the wireless communication industry in the United States. The Outdoor Advertising segment consists of leasing real property interests to companies in the outdoor advertising industry in the United States. The Renewable Power Generation segment consists of leasing real property interests and financing to companies in the renewable power industry in the United States. The Company’s real property interests consist of a portfolio of long term and perpetual easements, tenant lease assignments and fee simple properties located primarily in the United States.

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