Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN) is one of 55 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Redfin to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.9% of Redfin shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.2% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 37.3% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Redfin and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Redfin 1 5 4 0 2.30
Redfin Competitors 141 316 710 5 2.49

Redfin currently has a consensus price target of $25.33, indicating a potential downside of 19.11%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 27.13%. Given Redfin’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Redfin has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Redfin and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Redfin N/A N/A N/A
Redfin Competitors -4.85% 1.25% 1.89%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Redfin and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Redfin $267.19 million -$22.52 million N/A
Redfin Competitors $563.67 million $70.06 million 1,647.68

Redfin’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Redfin.

Summary

Redfin competitors beat Redfin on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

About Redfin

Redfin Corporation is engaged in providing residential real estate brokerage services. The customer can search for homes by neighborhood, city or MLS number, or can refine results using detailed parameters, such as price and number of beds or baths. The Company serves home buyers and sellers. The Company offers online tools to consumers, including Redfin Estimate, which is an automated home-valuation tool. The customer can search homes for sale in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle and Washington. The Company serves over 80 metro areas across the United States.

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