American Farmland (NASDAQ: AFCO) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) are both financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares American Farmland and Colliers International Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Farmland N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Colliers International Group $2.01 billion 0.96 $209.86 million $1.66 29.82

Colliers International Group has higher revenue and earnings than American Farmland.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for American Farmland and Colliers International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Farmland 0 0 0 0 N/A
Colliers International Group 0 0 6 0 3.00

Colliers International Group has a consensus price target of $68.88, suggesting a potential upside of 39.14%. Given Colliers International Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than American Farmland.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.5% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares American Farmland and Colliers International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Farmland 12.35% 1.47% 0.94%
Colliers International Group 3.23% 49.70% 8.55%

Dividends

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

Summary

Colliers International Group beats American Farmland on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Farmland Company Profile

American Farmland Company is an internally managed real estate company. The Company owns a portfolio of farmland, consisting of mature permanent, specialty/vegetable row and commodity row crop farms, including farmland in development, located in select major agricultural regions in the United States. It operates through four segments: Permanent Crop, Specialty/Vegetable Row Crop, Commodity Row Crop and Development. Permanent Crop consists of its Kimberly Vineyard, Golden Eagle Ranch, Quail Run Vineyard, Blue Heron Farms, Falcon Farms and Kingfisher Ranch properties. Specialty/Vegetable Row Crop consists of its Sandpiper Ranch and Sweetwater Farm properties. Commodity Row Crop consists of its Pleasant Plains Farm, Macomb Farm, Kane County Farms and Tillar Farm. Development consists of its Blue Cypress Farm, Roadrunner Ranch, Condor Ranch (of which over 68 mature acres are subject to participating leases), Grassy Island Groves, Pintail Vineyards and Hawk Creek Ranch properties.

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.

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