Analyzing Lennar Corporation (LEN) and Lennar Corporation (LEN.B)

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) and Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN.B) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.1% of Lennar Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.3% of Lennar Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of Lennar Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of Lennar Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Lennar Corporation and Lennar Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lennar Corporation 0 8 9 1 2.61
Lennar Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Lennar Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $56.81, indicating a potential upside of 10.72%.

Dividends

Lennar Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Lennar Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share. Lennar Corporation pays out 4.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lennar Corporation pays out 4.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares Lennar Corporation and Lennar Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lennar Corporation 6.78% 12.57% 5.69%
Lennar Corporation 6.78% 12.57% 5.69%

Volatility & Risk

Lennar Corporation has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lennar Corporation has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lennar Corporation and Lennar Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lennar Corporation $11.81 billion 0.88 $1.36 billion $3.42 15.00
Lennar Corporation N/A N/A N/A $3.42 N/A

Lennar Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Lennar Corporation. Lennar Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lennar Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Lennar Corporation beats Lennar Corporation on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lennar Corporation Company Profile

Lennar Corporation is a provider of real estate related financial services, commercial real estate, investment management and finance company. The Company is a homebuilder that operates in various states. Its segments include Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Lennar Financial Services, Rialto and Lennar Multifamily. It is a developer of multifamily rental properties. Its Homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development and sale of residential land. It operates primarily under the Lennar brand name. The Lennar Financial Services segment includes mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of its homes and others. The Rialto segment is a real estate, investment management, and finance company. The Lennar Multifamily segment focuses on developing a portfolio of institutional multifamily rental properties in the United States markets.

Lennar Corporation Company Profile

Lennar Corporation is a provider of real estate related financial services, commercial real estate, investment management and finance company. The Company is a homebuilder that operates in various states. Its segments include Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Lennar Financial Services, Rialto and Lennar Multifamily. It is a developer of multifamily rental properties. Its Homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development and sale of residential land. It operates primarily under the Lennar brand name. The Lennar Financial Services segment includes mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of its homes and others. The Rialto segment is a real estate, investment management, and finance company. The Lennar Multifamily segment focuses on developing a portfolio of institutional multifamily rental properties in the United States markets.

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