RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:FSRV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitabiliy.

Dividends

RE/MAX Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Colliers International Group does not pay a dividend. RE/MAX Holdings pays out 55.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Colliers International Group has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares RE/MAX Holdings and Colliers International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RE/MAX Holdings 12.45% 79.94% 11.81%
Colliers International Group 4.69% 19.58% 7.82%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for RE/MAX Holdings and Colliers International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RE/MAX Holdings 2 3 0 0 1.60
Colliers International Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

RE/MAX Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $58.33, suggesting a potential downside of 6.22%. Colliers International Group has a consensus price target of $75.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.87%. Given Colliers International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than RE/MAX Holdings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RE/MAX Holdings and Colliers International Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RE/MAX Holdings $181.61 million 6.06 $92.84 million $1.31 47.48
Colliers International Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

RE/MAX Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Colliers International Group.

About RE/MAX Holdings

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. is a franchisor in the real estate industry, franchising real estate brokerages around the world under the RE/MAX brand and mortgage brokerages within the United States under the Motto Mortgage brand. The Company is a franchised business, with all of the RE/MAX branded brokerage office locations being operated by franchisees, including RE/MAX, LLC, which owns the RE/MAX brand, and sells franchises and franchising rights; Independent Regional Franchise Owner, which owns rights to sell brokerage franchises in a specified region; Franchisee (or Broker-Owner), which operates a RE/MAX-branded brokerage office, lists properties and recruits agents, and Agent (or Sales Associate), including branded independent contractors operating out of local franchise brokerage offices. Under Motto business, the Company operates as a mortgage brokerage franchisor. As a franchisor, the Company helps its Motto franchisees to establish independent mortgage brokerage companies.

About Colliers International Group

Colliers International Group Inc. is engaged in the provision of commercial real estate services. The Company offers services, including outsourcing and advisory services, lease brokerage and sales brokerage. Its segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and Corporate. It is engaged in the transaction brokerage business, which provides services in sales and leasing for commercial clients. The Sales and Lease Brokerage Division executes transactions across a client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. It provides services for sales, leases and mortgages in various areas, such as landlord representation, tenant representation, and capital markets and investment services. The Outsourcing and Advisory Services Division provides appraisal and valuation services; facility, property and asset management services; project management services, and research for commercial real estate clients.

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