Jones Lang LaSalle
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Jones Lang LaSalle met expectations on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins contracted, and net margins shrank.
Jones Lang LaSalle reported revenue of $921.3 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $929.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $845.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $1.13. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.26 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.83 for Q2 were 16% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.99 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 35.6%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.1%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $955.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.19.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.49.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 706 members out of 741 rating the stock outperform, and 35 members rating it underperform. Among 252 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 247 give Jones Lang LaSalle a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Jones Lang LaSalle is outperform, with an average price target of $95.33.
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