Head-To-Head Contrast: Colliers International Group (CIGI) & Reis (NASDAQ:REIS)

Reis (NASDAQ: REIS) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

Reis pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Colliers International Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Reis pays out 680.0% 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 6.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.2% of Reis shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of Colliers International Group shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Reis 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Reis and Colliers International Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reis 0 0 2 0 3.00
Colliers International Group 0 0 6 0 3.00

Reis presently has a consensus price target of $24.50, indicating a potential upside of 20.10%. Colliers International Group has a consensus price target of $72.25, indicating a potential upside of 18.35%. Given Reis’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Reis is more favorable than Colliers International Group.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reis 2.45% 1.20% 0.91%
Colliers International Group 2.81% 41.41% 7.34%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Reis and Colliers International Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Reis $47.53 million 4.92 $2.78 million $0.10 204.00
Colliers International Group $1.90 billion 1.25 $67.96 million $1.53 39.90

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

Risk and Volatility

Reis has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Colliers International Group has a beta of 1.8, meaning that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Colliers International Group beats Reis on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Reis Company Profile

Reis, Inc. (Reis) is engaged in providing commercial real estate market information and analytical tools to real estate professionals, through its Reis Services subsidiary. The Company operates through Reis Services segment. It maintains a database containing detailed information on commercial properties in metropolitan markets and neighborhoods throughout the United States. The database contains information on apartment, office, retail, warehouse or distribution, flex or research and development, self-storage and seniors housing properties, and is used by real estate investors, lenders and other professionals to make informed buying, selling and financing decisions. Its product portfolio includes Reis Subscriber Edition (SE), its delivery platform aimed at larger and mid-sized enterprises; ReisReports, aimed at prosumers and smaller enterprises, and Mobiuss Portfolio CRE (Mobiuss), aimed at risk managers and credit administrators at banks and non-bank lending institutions.

Colliers International Group Company Profile

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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