Head to Head Survey: FirstService (FSV) & Its Peers
FirstService (NASDAQ: FSV) is one of 24 public companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare FirstService to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.
Volatility & Risk
FirstService has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstService’s peers have a beta of 1.53, suggesting that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for FirstService and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
FirstService currently has a consensus price target of $66.50, indicating a potential downside of 3.33%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.17%. Given FirstService’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FirstService has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares FirstService and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FirstService||$1.48 billion||$33.59 million||55.48|
|FirstService Competitors||$2.13 billion||$74.49 million||-1,517.94|
FirstService’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than FirstService. FirstService is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares FirstService and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
FirstService pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. FirstService pays out 39.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 39.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
61.2% of FirstService shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.9% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
FirstService peers beat FirstService on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
FirstService Company Profile
Firstservice Corporation is a provider of residential property management and other essential property services to residential and commercial customers. The Company operates through two segments: FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. FirstService Residential is a property manager and provides ancillary services in the areas of on-site staffing, including building engineering and maintenance, full-service amenity management, security, concierge and front desk personnel, and landscaping; banking and insurance products, and energy conservation and management solutions. FirstService Brands provides essential property services to residential and commercial customers in North America through franchise networks and Company-owned locations. The principal brands in this division include Paul Davis Restoration, California Closets, Certa Pro Painters, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, Floor Coverings International, College Pro Painters, Century Fire Protection and Service America.
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