Reis (NASDAQ: REIS) is one of 25 public companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Reis to related companies based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Reis and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reis 2.49% 1.20% 0.92%
Reis Competitors 3.03% 14.05% 2.86%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Reis and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Reis $46.93 million $6.64 million 170.02
Reis Competitors $1.67 billion $171.14 million 35.82

Reis’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Reis. Reis is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Reis and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reis 0 0 2 0 3.00
Reis Competitors 122 407 648 18 2.47

Reis currently has a consensus price target of $24.50, indicating a potential upside of 44.12%. All “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.01%. Given Reis’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Reis is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.7% of Reis shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.6% of Reis shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by company 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.

Volatility & Risk

Reis has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Reis’ competitors have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Reis pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Reis pays out 680.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 41.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Reis competitors beat Reis on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Reis

Reis, Inc. (Reis) is engaged in providing commercial real estate market information and analytical tools to real estate professionals, through its Reis Services subsidiary. The Company operates through Reis Services segment. It maintains a database containing detailed information on commercial properties in metropolitan markets and neighborhoods throughout the United States. The database contains information on apartment, office, retail, warehouse or distribution, flex or research and development, self-storage and seniors housing properties, and is used by real estate investors, lenders and other professionals to make informed buying, selling and financing decisions. Its product portfolio includes Reis Subscriber Edition (SE), its delivery platform aimed at larger and mid-sized enterprises; ReisReports, aimed at prosumers and smaller enterprises, and Mobiuss Portfolio CRE (Mobiuss), aimed at risk managers and credit administrators at banks and non-bank lending institutions.

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