Head to Head Analysis: Realogy (RLGY) & Its Competitors

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

Risk and Volatility

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Realogy and its competitors revenue, earnings per share 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 competitors. Realogy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

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 insiders. Comparatively, 23.6% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Realogy and its competitors, 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 currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 8.73%. As a group, “Real estate agents & managers” companies have a potential upside of 7.99%. Given Realogy’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Realogy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Realogy and its competitors’ 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%

Summary

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

About Realogy

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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