Head-To-Head Comparison: Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) vs. Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE:CWK)

Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) and Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE:CWK) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Maui Land & Pineapple and Cushman & Wakefield’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maui Land & Pineapple 20.16% 7.87% 5.09%
Cushman & Wakefield -0.24% -1.60% -0.31%

Volatility and Risk

Maui Land & Pineapple has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cushman & Wakefield has a beta of 1.99, indicating that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.9% of Maui Land & Pineapple shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are held by institutional investors. 65.5% of Maui Land & Pineapple shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Maui Land & Pineapple and Cushman & Wakefield’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maui Land & Pineapple $11.04 million 21.93 $500,000.00 N/A N/A
Cushman & Wakefield $8.22 billion 0.52 -$185.80 million ($1.09) -18.03

Maui Land & Pineapple has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cushman & Wakefield.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Maui Land & Pineapple and Cushman & Wakefield, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maui Land & Pineapple 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cushman & Wakefield 0 2 2 0 2.50

Cushman & Wakefield has a consensus price target of $22.67, indicating a potential upside of 15.35%. Given Cushman & Wakefield’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cushman & Wakefield is more favorable than Maui Land & Pineapple.

Summary

Maui Land & Pineapple beats Cushman & Wakefield on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Maui Land & Pineapple

Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, sells, and manages residential, resort, commercial, agricultural, and industrial real estate properties in the United States. The company operates through Real Estate, Leasing, Utilities, and Resort Amenities segments. The Real Estate segment is involved in the land planning and entitlement, development, and sales activities; and general brokerage real estate business. The Leasing segment leases residential, resort, commercial, agricultural, and industrial land and properties; and licenses its registered trademarks and trade names, as well as provides stewardship and conservation services. The Utilities segment provides potable and non-potable water utility services, and sewage collection and transmission services, as well as owns and operates non-potable wells, irrigation ditches, reservoirs, and transmission systems that serve the Kapalua Resort, the County of Maui, and agricultural users in West and Upcountry Maui. The Resort Amenities segment manages the operations of the Kapalua Club, a private, non-equity club program providing its members special programs, access, and other privileges at certain amenities at the Kapalua Resort. It owns approximately 23,000 acres of land on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Lahaina, Hawaii.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield plc provides commercial real estate services under the Cushman & Wakefield brand 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, and 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. It serves real estate owners and occupiers. Cushman & Wakefield plc was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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