Colliers International Group (NASDAQ: CIGI) and E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE:EJ) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitabiliy and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.8% of Colliers International Group shares are held by institutional investors. 15.3% of Colliers International Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Colliers International Group and E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colliers International Group $1.94 billion 1.05 $200.80 million $1.93 27.23
E-House (China) Holdings Limited N/A N/A N/A $0.09 75.45

Colliers International Group has higher revenue and earnings than E-House (China) Holdings Limited. Colliers International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than E-House (China) Holdings Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Colliers International Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. E-House (China) Holdings Limited does not pay a dividend. Colliers International Group pays out 5.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Colliers International Group has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Colliers International Group and E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colliers International Group 3.87% 51.57% 8.57%
E-House (China) Holdings Limited -15.06% -15.54% -10.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Colliers International Group and E-House (China) Holdings Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colliers International Group 0 0 5 0 3.00
E-House (China) Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A

Colliers International Group presently has a consensus target price of $68.75, suggesting a potential upside of 30.83%. Given Colliers International Group’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than E-House (China) Holdings Limited.

Volatility and Risk

Colliers International Group has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-House (China) Holdings Limited has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Colliers International Group beats E-House (China) Holdings Limited on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About E-House (China) Holdings Limited

E-House (China) Holdings Limited is a real estate services company. The Company’s segments include real estate online services, real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, community value-added services and other services. It provides real estate online services, including e-commerce, online advertising and listing services; real estate brokerage services, including primary real estate agency services and secondary real estate brokerage services; real estate information and consulting services; community value-added services, and other services, including real estate advertising services, real estate promotional event services and real estate financial services. It provides online-to-offline and real estate services. It offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services through its online platform, which consists of local Websites covering over 260 cities and various mobile applications.

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