Head to Head Review: QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS) vs. LSL Property Services (OTCMKTS:LSLPF)


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LSL Property Services (OTCMKTS:LSLPF) and QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for LSL Property Services and QTS Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LSL Property Services 0 1 0 0 2.00
QTS Realty Trust 0 3 11 1 2.87

QTS Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $73.19, indicating a potential upside of 11.29%. Given QTS Realty Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe QTS Realty Trust is more favorable than LSL Property Services.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares LSL Property Services and QTS Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LSL Property Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
QTS Realty Trust $480.82 million 8.82 $31.29 million $2.63 25.00

QTS Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than LSL Property Services.

Profitability

This table compares LSL Property Services and QTS Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LSL Property Services N/A N/A N/A
QTS Realty Trust 3.87% 1.83% 0.57%

Risk & Volatility

LSL Property Services has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QTS Realty Trust has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

QTS Realty Trust beats LSL Property Services on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About LSL Property Services

LSL Property Services plc provides residential property services for lenders, buyers and sellers of residential properties, tenants, and landlords in the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Estate Agency; Financial Services; and Surveying and Valuation Services. The Estate Agency segment is involved in the sale and letting of residential properties; operation of a network of high street branches; and provision of repossession and asset management services. This segment also provides marketing and conveyancing services. The Financial Services segment arranges mortgages for various lenders; and pure protection and general insurance policies for a panel of insurance companies. The Surveying and Valuation Services segment provides valuations and professional survey services of residential properties. The company also offers panel and property management services. LSL Property Services plc was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About QTS Realty Trust

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of owned data center space throughout primarily North America and Europe. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities. QTS owns, operates or manages 27 data centers and supports more than 1,200 customers primarily in North America and Europe.

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