Altisource Portfolio Solutions (NASDAQ: ASPS) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:FSRV) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitabiliy.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.6% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Altisource Portfolio Solutions and Colliers International Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Altisource Portfolio Solutions $987.65 million 0.42 $164.08 million $0.82 27.34
Colliers International Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Altisource Portfolio Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Colliers International Group.

Profitability

This table compares Altisource Portfolio Solutions and Colliers International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 1.72% 102.97% 10.70%
Colliers International Group 1.30% 0.23% 1.80%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Altisource Portfolio Solutions and Colliers International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 1 1 0 0 1.50
Colliers International Group 0 0 2 0 3.00

Altisource Portfolio Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $31.00, suggesting a potential upside of 38.27%. Colliers International Group has a consensus price target of $70.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.34%. Given Altisource Portfolio Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Altisource Portfolio Solutions is more favorable than Colliers International Group.

Summary

Altisource Portfolio Solutions beats Colliers International Group on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Altisource Portfolio Solutions

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. is a marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage and consumer debt industries. The Company’s business processes, vendor and electronic payment management software and behavioral science-based analytics manage outcomes for marketplace participants. It operates through three segments: Mortgage Services, Financial Services and Technology Services. The Mortgage Services segment provides loan servicers, originators, rental property investors and real estate consumers with products, services and technologies. The Financial Services segment provides collection services to debt originators and servicers and customer relationship management services. The Technology Services segment provides software and data analytics solutions that support management of mortgage and real estate activities and marketplace transactions across mortgage and real estate lifecycles and information technology infrastructure management services.

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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