Jones Lang LaSalle
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Jones Lang LaSalle met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins dropped, net margins shrank.
Jones Lang LaSalle reported revenue of $856.0 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $848.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $813.3 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 $0.36. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.23 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q1 were 28% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q1 were 6.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.31 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 100.0%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.7%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $981.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.42.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.28.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 694 members out of 727 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 266 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 260 give Jones Lang LaSalle a green thumbs-up, and six 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 $98.86.
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