Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:FSRV) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Leju Holdings Limited and Colliers International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leju Holdings Limited -27.57% -31.88% -22.18%
Colliers International Group 4.69% 19.58% 7.82%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Leju Holdings Limited and Colliers International Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Leju Holdings Limited $449.20 million 0.50 -$91.60 million ($0.91) -1.82
Colliers International Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Colliers International Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Leju Holdings Limited.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Leju Holdings Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Leju Holdings Limited and Colliers International Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leju Holdings Limited 1 0 0 0 1.00
Colliers International Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Leju Holdings Limited currently has a consensus target price of $2.10, indicating a potential upside of 26.51%. Colliers International Group has a consensus target price of $75.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.87%. Given Leju Holdings Limited’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Leju Holdings Limited is more favorable than Colliers International Group.

Summary

Colliers International Group beats Leju Holdings Limited on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Leju Holdings Limited

Leju Holdings Limited is an online to offline (O2O), real estate services provider in China. The Company 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. The Company integrates its online platform with offline services to facilitate residential property transactions. In addition to its own Websites, the Company operates various real estate and home furnishing Websites of SINA Corporation (SINA). Its O2O services for new residential properties include selling discount coupons and facilitating online property viewing, physical property visits, marketing events and pre-sale customer support. It sells advertising primarily on the SINA new residential properties and home furnishing Websites, which are operated by the Company.

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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