Redfin Corporation (NASDAQ: RDFN) and Gafisa SA (NYSE:GFA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.


This table compares Redfin Corporation and Gafisa SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Redfin Corporation N/A N/A N/A
Gafisa SA -120.24% -25.46% -9.69%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Redfin Corporation and Gafisa SA’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Redfin Corporation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gafisa SA $256.26 million 0.48 -$79.28 million ($28.71) -0.31

Redfin Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Gafisa SA.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.9% of Gafisa SA shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Redfin Corporation and Gafisa SA, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Redfin Corporation 0 5 2 0 2.29
Gafisa SA 1 0 0 0 1.00

Redfin Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $26.86, suggesting a potential upside of 4.71%. Given Redfin Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Redfin Corporation is more favorable than Gafisa SA.


Redfin Corporation beats Gafisa SA on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Redfin Corporation Company Profile

Redfin Corporation is engaged in providing residential real estate brokerage services. The customer can search for homes by neighborhood, city or MLS number, or can refine results using detailed parameters, such as price and number of beds or baths. The Company serves home buyers and sellers. The Company offers online tools to consumers, including Redfin Estimate, which is an automated home-valuation tool. The customer can search homes for sale in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle and Washington. The Company serves over 80 metro areas across the United States.

Gafisa SA Company Profile

Gafisa S.A. is a diversified national homebuilder. The Company’s segments are Gafisa (for ventures targeted at high and medium income) and Tenda (for ventures targeted at low income). The Company’s brands include Tenda, which serves the affordable entry-level housing segments, Gafisa, which offers a range of residential options to the mid to higher income segments and Alphaville (equity method investment), which focuses on the identification, development and sale of residential communities. In addition, it provides construction services to third parties on certain developments in the Gafisa segment where it retains an equity interest. Its real estate business activities include developments for sale of residential units, land subdivisions and commercial buildings; construction services, and sale of units through its brokerage subsidiaries, Gafisa Vendas Intermediacao Imobiliaria Ltda and Gafisa Vendas in Rio de Janeiro, jointly referred to as Gafisa Vendas.

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