Mitsubishi Estate (MITEY) vs. Redfin (RDFN) Critical Analysis

Mitsubishi Estate (OTCMKTS: MITEY) and Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

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This table compares Mitsubishi Estate and Redfin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitsubishi Estate 9.01% 5.44% 1.74%
Redfin N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Mitsubishi Estate pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Redfin does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Mitsubishi Estate shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of Redfin shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mitsubishi Estate and Redfin’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsubishi Estate $10.41 billion 2.32 $915.24 million N/A N/A
Redfin $370.04 million 5.13 -$15.00 million ($0.20) -115.95

Mitsubishi Estate has higher revenue and earnings than Redfin.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Mitsubishi Estate and Redfin, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitsubishi Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Redfin 1 4 7 0 2.50

Redfin has a consensus price target of $26.09, indicating a potential upside of 12.51%. Given Redfin’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Redfin is more favorable than Mitsubishi Estate.

Summary

Mitsubishi Estate beats Redfin on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mitsubishi Estate

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. engages in the real estate activities in Japan and internationally. The company engages in the development, leasing, property management, and sale of office buildings. It also operates outlets and other retail facilities; offers services for various needs of condominiums, custom-built housing, purchase and sales, leasing, brokerage areas, renovations, and management; and develops residential, commercial facility, and other real estate properties. In addition, the company provides real estate investment trust services to meet management needs for long-term stability, as well as private placement funds to meet the specific management needs of institutional investors. Further, it offers architectural design and engineering services, including construction, civil engineering, and urban and regional development planning and consulting. Additionally, the company operates a network of eight hotels under the Royal Park Hotels brand; and provides real estate problem-solving solutions for corporations and high net worth individuals, such as real estate brokerage, condominium and office building leasing management support, parking lot management support, and real estate appraisal. Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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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