Colliers International Group (NASDAQ: CIGI) and Altisource Portfolio Solutions (NASDAQ:ASPS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colliers International Group 0 0 6 0 3.00
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 0 2 0 0 2.00

Colliers International Group currently has a consensus price target of $68.88, indicating a potential upside of 35.58%. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential downside of 19.49%. Given Colliers International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than Altisource Portfolio Solutions.

Dividends

Colliers International Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Altisource Portfolio Solutions does not pay a dividend. Colliers International Group pays out 6.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Colliers International Group and Altisource Portfolio Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colliers International Group $2.01 billion 0.98 $209.86 million $1.66 30.60
Altisource Portfolio Solutions $982.54 million 0.43 $148.76 million $0.28 84.29

Colliers International Group has higher revenue and earnings than Altisource Portfolio Solutions. Colliers International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Altisource Portfolio Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Colliers International Group has a beta of 1.74, indicating that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.5% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.9% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colliers International Group 3.23% 49.70% 8.55%
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 0.60% 82.95% 8.76%

Summary

Colliers International Group beats Altisource Portfolio Solutions on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Colliers International Group Company Profile

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.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions Company Profile

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.

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