LSL Property Services (OTCMKTS:LSLPF) and Franklin BSP Realty Trust (NYSE:FBRT) Head-To-Head Analysis

LSL Property Services (OTCMKTS:LSLPFGet Rating) and Franklin BSP Realty Trust (NYSE:FBRTGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.5% of Franklin BSP Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Franklin BSP Realty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LSL Property Services and Franklin BSP Realty Trust’s 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
Franklin BSP Realty Trust $160.81 million 7.76 $25.70 million ($2.52) -5.92

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for LSL Property Services and Franklin BSP Realty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LSL Property Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Franklin BSP Realty Trust 0 0 2 0 3.00

Franklin BSP Realty Trust has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.31%. Given Franklin BSP Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Franklin BSP Realty Trust is more favorable than LSL Property Services.

Profitability

This table compares LSL Property Services and Franklin BSP 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
Franklin BSP Realty Trust -24.66% 14.41% 1.62%

Risk and Volatility

LSL Property Services has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franklin BSP Realty Trust has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

LSL Property Services Company Profile (Get Rating)

LSL Property Services plc provides services to mortgage intermediaries, specialist mortgage and insurance advice to estate agency and new build customers, and valuation services to mortgage lenders in the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Financial Services, Surveying and Valuation Services, and Estate Agency. The company offers valuations and professional surveying services of residential properties to various lenders and individual customers. It is also 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, as well as arranges conveyancing services. in addition, the company offers property management and software development services. It operates a network of 225 owned and 128 franchised estate agency branches. LSL Property Services plc was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

Franklin BSP Realty Trust Company Profile (Get Rating)

Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate finance company, originates, acquires, and manages a portfolio of commercial real estate debt secured by properties located in the United States. The company also originates conduit loans; and invests in commercial real estate securities, as well as owns real estate acquired through foreclosure and deed in lieu of foreclosure, and purchased for investment. In addition, it invests in commercial real estate debt investments, which includes first mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, bridge loans, and other loans related to commercial real estate. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was formerly known as Benefit Street Partners Realty Trust, Inc. Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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