Realogy (RLGY) vs. The Competition Critical Comparison

Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate agents & managers” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Realogy to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Realogy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Realogy 1 1 3 0 2.40
Realogy Competitors 113 493 590 18 2.42

Realogy presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.73%. As a group, “Real estate agents & managers” companies have a potential upside of 7.99%. Given Realogy’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Realogy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.4% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Realogy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.6% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Realogy and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Realogy $6.22 billion -$360.00 million 8.72
Realogy Competitors $4.48 billion $136.76 million -22.72

Realogy has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Realogy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Realogy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Realogy 2.08% 19.18% 4.69%
Realogy Competitors 2.38% 11.57% 2.95%

Volatility and Risk

Realogy has a beta of 2.79, indicating that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Realogy’s peers have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Realogy peers beat Realogy on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Realogy Company Profile

Realogy Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides residential real estate services. It operates through three segments: Realogy Franchise Group, and Realogy Brokerage Group. The Realogy Franchise Group segment franchises its residential real estate brokerages under the Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Corcoran, ERA, Sotheby's International Realty, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand names. This segment also offers lead generation and relocation services. As of December 31, 2020, this segment's real estate franchise systems and proprietary brands had approximately 20,100 offices and 320,700 independent sales agents worldwide. The Realogy Brokerage Group segment owns and operates a full-service residential real estate brokerage business under the Coldwell Banker, Corcoran, and Sotheby's International Realty brand names to assist home buyers and sellers in the listing, marketing, selling, and finding homes. As of December 31, 2020, this segment owned and operated 670 brokerage offices with approximately 53,100 independent sales agents. The Realogy Title Group segment provides title, escrow, and settlement services to real estate companies, corporations, and financial institutions. This segment also serves as an underwriter of title insurance policies in connection with residential and commercial real estate transactions. Realogy Holdings Corp. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.

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