CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare CBRE Group to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares CBRE Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CBRE Group 5.21% 26.40% 8.08%
CBRE Group Competitors 4.57% 14.43% 3.06%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CBRE Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CBRE Group 0 1 2 0 2.67
CBRE Group Competitors 73 318 642 9 2.56

CBRE Group presently has a consensus price target of $39.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.65%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.88%. Given CBRE Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CBRE Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CBRE Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CBRE Group $13.34 billion $1.26 billion 18.90
CBRE Group Competitors $1.67 billion $167.91 million 34.70

CBRE Group has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. CBRE Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

CBRE Group has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBRE Group’s peers have a beta of 1.57, indicating that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.7% of CBRE Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of CBRE Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held 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.

Summary

CBRE Group beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About CBRE Group

CBRE Group, Inc. is a holding company that conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries. The Company operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The Company operates through the segments: The Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management, and Development Services. The Company provides commercial real estate services under the CBRE brand name, investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand name and development services under the Trammell Crow Company brand name. The Company’s business is focused on commercial property, corporate facilities, project and transaction management, tenant/occupier and property/agency leasing, capital markets solutions (property sales, commercial mortgage brokerage, loan origination and servicing) real estate investment management, valuation, development services and proprietary research.

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