Vonovia SE Depository Receipt (OTCMKTS:VONOY) and CBRE Group (NYSE:CBRE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and CBRE Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt $2.70 billion 8.42 $2.72 billion N/A N/A
CBRE Group $14.21 billion 1.18 $691.47 million $2.71 18.17

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CBRE Group.


This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and CBRE Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 101.36% 15.79% 6.49%
CBRE Group 4.32% 23.45% 8.53%

Risk & Volatility

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBRE Group has a beta of 1.69, indicating that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and CBRE Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 0 0 1 0 3.00
CBRE Group 0 1 3 1 3.00

CBRE Group has a consensus target price of $53.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.65%. Given CBRE Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CBRE Group is more favorable than Vonovia SE Depository Receipt.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.3% of CBRE Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of CBRE Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Vonovia SE Depository Receipt pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. CBRE Group does not pay a dividend.


CBRE Group beats Vonovia SE Depository Receipt on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vonovia SE Depository Receipt

Vonovia SE operates as an integrated real estate company in Germany. The company operates through three segments: Rental, Value-Add Business, and Sales. It offers apartments; provides property-related services; and sells single units, and buildings or plots of land. As of December 31, 2017, it had a real estate portfolio comprising 344,586 residential units; 89,588 garages and parking spaces; and 3,888 commercial units, as well as managed 62,631 residential units for other owners. The company was formerly known as Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE and changed its name to Vonovia SE in August 2015. Vonovia SE was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany.

About CBRE Group

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. The company offers strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing; integrated property sales, and mortgage and structured financing services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; and valuation services that include market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, and feasibility studies, as well as consulting services, such as property condition reports, hotel advisory, and environmental consulting. It also provides facilities management, project management, transaction management, and strategic consulting services to occupiers of real estate; and property management services comprising construction management, marketing, building engineering, accounting, and financial services for owners/investors in office, industrial, and retail properties. In addition, the company provides investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand to pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, and other institutional investors; and development services under the Trammell Crow Company brand name primarily to users of and investors in commercial real estate. CBRE Group, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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