Analyzing Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) & Urban Edge Properties (NASDAQ:UE)

Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Colliers International Group and Urban Edge Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colliers International Group 3.15% 23.99% 3.86%
Urban Edge Properties 20.02% 8.19% 2.92%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.5% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.9% of Urban Edge Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of Urban Edge Properties shares are owned 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Colliers International Group and Urban Edge Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colliers International Group $2.83 billion 0.99 $97.66 million $2.45 29.97
Urban Edge Properties $414.16 million 5.79 $105.15 million $1.31 15.10

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

Dividends

Colliers International Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Urban Edge Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Colliers International Group pays out 4.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Urban Edge Properties pays out 67.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Colliers International Group and Urban Edge Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colliers International Group 0 0 6 0 3.00
Urban Edge Properties 1 0 1 0 2.00

Colliers International Group currently has a consensus target price of $78.17, suggesting a potential upside of 6.45%. Urban Edge Properties has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.11%. Given Colliers International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than Urban Edge Properties.

Volatility & Risk

Colliers International Group has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Urban Edge Properties has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Colliers International Group beats Urban Edge Properties on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Colliers International Group Company Profile

Colliers International Group Inc. provides commercial real estate services to corporate and institutional clients in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australasia, and internationally. The company offers sales brokerage services, which include purchases and sales, debt placement, equity capital raising, market value opinions, acquisition advisory, and transaction management services; and lease brokerage services comprising landlord and tenant representation services. It also provides outsourcing and advisory services that consist of property management and valuation services; and project management services, such as planning and advisory, development management, project and program management, and commissioning and energy services to academic, corporate, cultural and nonprofit, healthcare, hospitality, residential, and retail sectors, as well as federal, state, and municipal markets. In addition, the company offers capital market services comprising debt and equity finance, investment management, and valuation and appraisal services; property marketing services; and property research services. Further, it provides business and portfolio, supply chain and logistics, data center and digital, and workplace consulting services, as well as technology services. Additionally, the company offers services for various properties, including office, land, healthcare, industrial, retail, multi-family, hospitality, and special purpose properties. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Urban Edge Properties Company Profile

Urban Edge Properties is a NYSE listed real estate investment trust focused on managing, acquiring, developing, and redeveloping retail real estate in urban communities, primarily in the New York metropolitan region. Urban Edge owns 87 properties totaling 16.1 million square feet of gross leasable area.

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