Reviewing Landmark Infrastructure (LMRK) and Safety (SAFE)

Landmark Infrastructure (NASDAQ: LMRK) and Safety (NYSE:SAFE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Landmark Infrastructure and Safety, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Landmark Infrastructure 0 1 4 0 2.80
Safety 0 6 1 0 2.14

Landmark Infrastructure currently has a consensus target price of $18.90, indicating a potential upside of 9.57%. Safety has a consensus target price of $19.78, indicating a potential upside of 13.09%. Given Safety’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Safety is more favorable than Landmark Infrastructure.

Dividends

Landmark Infrastructure pays an annual dividend of $1.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Safety pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Landmark Infrastructure pays out 226.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Landmark Infrastructure and Safety’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Landmark Infrastructure 26.99% 10.41% 2.48%
Safety N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.6% of Landmark Infrastructure shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.5% of Safety shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Landmark Infrastructure shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Safety shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Landmark Infrastructure and Safety’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Landmark Infrastructure $52.63 million 8.20 $19.25 million $0.65 26.54
Safety $23.23 million 13.70 -$1.82 million N/A N/A

Landmark Infrastructure has higher revenue and earnings than Safety.

Summary

Landmark Infrastructure beats Safety on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Landmark Infrastructure

Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP acquires, owns, and manages a portfolio of real property interests and infrastructure assets in the United States. The company leases its real property interests and infrastructure assets to companies operating in the wireless communication, outdoor advertising, and renewable power generation industries. It also owns various interests in receivables associated with related assets. Landmark Infrastructure Partners GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP was founded in 2014 and is based in El Segundo, California.

About Safety

Safety, Income & Growth Inc. (NYSE:SAFE) is the first publicly traded company that focuses on acquiring, owning, managing and capitalizing ground leases. The Company seeks to provide safe, growing income and capital appreciation to shareholders by building a diversified portfolio of high quality ground leases. The Company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT), is managed by its largest shareholder, iStar Inc. Additional information on SAFE is available on its website at www.safetyincomegrowth.com.

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