HFF (NYSE: HF) 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 profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
87.1% of HFF shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of HFF shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for HFF and Colliers International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Colliers International Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
HFF currently has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 32.35%. Colliers International Group has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.87%. Given Colliers International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than HFF.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares HFF and Colliers International Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HFF||$542.82 million||2.94||$84.87 million||$2.20||18.81|
|Colliers International Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
HFF has higher revenue and earnings than Colliers International Group.
This table compares HFF and Colliers International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Colliers International Group||4.69%||19.58%||7.82%|
HFF beats Colliers International Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
HFF, Inc. is a holding company. The Company holds the partnership interests in Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. and HFF Securities L.P. (together, the Operating Partnerships), held through the subsidiary HFF Partnership Holdings, LLC, and all of the outstanding shares of Holliday GP Corp. (Holliday GP). The Company operates through the commercial real estate financial intermediary segment. It offers debt placement, investment sales, distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services, equity placement, investment banking and advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. Its fully-integrated national capital markets platform, coupled with its knowledge of the commercial real estate markets provides an range of capital markets services, including Debt placement; Investment sales; Distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services; Equity placement; Investment banking and advisory services; Loan sales; and Commercial loan servicing.
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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