Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (NYSE: KW) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) are both financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and Colliers International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings 0 2 3 0 2.60
Colliers International Group 0 1 5 0 2.83

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $29.67, indicating a potential upside of 50.59%. Colliers International Group has a consensus price target of $68.88, indicating a potential upside of 39.85%. Given Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kennedy-Wilson Holdings is more favorable than Colliers International Group.

Risk & Volatility

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Colliers International Group has a beta of 1.73, meaning that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.8% of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of Colliers International Group shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of Colliers International Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Colliers International Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings pays out 377.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Colliers International Group pays out 6.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Colliers International Group has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and Colliers International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings 12.26% 3.60% 1.10%
Colliers International Group 3.23% 49.70% 8.55%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and Colliers International Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings $725.90 million 3.10 $234.50 million $0.18 109.45
Colliers International Group $2.01 billion 0.95 $209.86 million $1.66 29.67

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Colliers International Group. Colliers International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Colliers International Group beats Kennedy-Wilson Holdings on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kennedy-Wilson Holdings

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. is a real estate investment company. The Company owns, operates, and invests in real estate both on its own and through its investment management platform. The Company focuses on multifamily and commercial properties located in the Western United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Japan. The Company’s segments include KW Investments, and KW Investment Management and Real Estate Services (IMRES). KW Investments invests in multifamily, residential and commercial properties, as well as loans secured by real estate. IMRES provides real estate-related services to investors and lenders, with a focus on financial institution-based clients. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had an ownership interest in approximately 39 million square feet of property globally, including 25,943 multifamily rental units.

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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