Financial Survey: CBRE Group (CBRE) and Vonovia SE Depository Receipt (VONOY)

CBRE Group (NYSE:CBRE) and Vonovia SE Depository Receipt (OTCMKTS:VONOY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility and Risk

CBRE Group has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares CBRE Group and Vonovia SE Depository Receipt’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CBRE Group 4.32% 23.45% 8.53%
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 101.36% 15.79% 6.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.3% of CBRE Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of CBRE Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CBRE Group and Vonovia SE Depository Receipt’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CBRE Group $14.21 billion 1.11 $691.47 million $2.71 17.12
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt $2.70 billion 8.42 $2.72 billion N/A N/A

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CBRE Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CBRE Group and Vonovia SE Depository Receipt, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CBRE Group 0 1 4 1 3.00
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 0 0 1 0 3.00

CBRE Group currently has a consensus price target of $52.10, indicating a potential upside of 12.31%. Given CBRE Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe CBRE Group is more favorable than Vonovia SE Depository Receipt.


Vonovia SE Depository Receipt pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. CBRE Group does not pay a dividend.


CBRE Group beats Vonovia SE Depository Receipt on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CBRE Group Company Profile

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. The company offers strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing; integrated property sales, and mortgage and structured financing services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; and valuation services that include market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, and feasibility studies, as well as consulting services, such as property condition reports, hotel advisory, and environmental consulting. It also provides facilities management, project management, transaction management, and strategic consulting services to occupiers of real estate; and property management services comprising construction management, marketing, building engineering, accounting, and financial services for owners/investors in office, industrial, and retail properties. In addition, the company provides investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand to pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, and other institutional investors; and development services under the Trammell Crow Company brand name primarily to users of and investors in commercial real estate. CBRE Group, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt Company Profile

Vonovia SE operates as an integrated real estate company in Germany. The company operates through three segments: Rental, Value-Add Business, and Sales. It offers apartments; provides property-related services; and sells single units, and buildings or plots of land. As of December 31, 2017, it had a real estate portfolio comprising 344,586 residential units; 89,588 garages and parking spaces; and 3,888 commercial units, as well as managed 62,631 residential units for other owners. The company was formerly known as Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE and changed its name to Vonovia SE in August 2015. Vonovia SE was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany.

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