Review of Anywhere Real Estate (HOUS) and its Competitors


Anywhere Real Estate (NYSE:HOUS – Get Rating) is one of 24 publicly traded companies in the “real estate agents and managers” sector, but how does it differ from its competitors? We will compare Anywhere Real Estate to related companies based on profitability strength, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and insider ownership

63.7% of the shares of all the “Real estate agents and managers” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Anywhere Real Estate shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 26.5% of the shares of all “Real Estate Agents and Managers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Everywhere Real Estate $7.98 billion $343.00 million 3.36
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors $5.01 billion $192.55 million 0.01

Anywhere Real Estate has higher revenues and profits than its competitors. Anywhere Real Estate trades at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Everywhere Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N / A
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors 58 342 553 13 2.54

As a group, the “Real Estate Agents and Managers” companies have an upside potential of 78.84%. Given that Anywhere Real Estate’s competitors have a higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe that Anywhere Real Estate has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Everywhere Real Estate 4.13% 14.24% 4.21%
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors 2.52% 7.06% 1.50%

Volatility and risk

Anywhere Real Estate has a beta of 2.46, meaning its stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anywhere Real Estate’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average price is 29% more volatile than the S&P. 500.

Summary

Anywhere Real Estate beats its competitors on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Anywhere Real Estate Company Profile (Get a rating)

Anywhere Real Estate Inc., 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 agencies under the Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Corcoran, ERA, Sotheby’s International Realty and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brands. This segment also offers lead generation and relocation services. As of December 31, 2020, real estate franchise systems and own brands in this segment 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 brands to assist home buyers and sellers with listing, marketing, sales and research of houses. 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. The company was previously known as Realogy Holdings Corp. and changed its name to Anywhere Real Estate Inc. in June 2022. Anywhere Real Estate Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.



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