Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN) is one of 66 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Redfin to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Redfin and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Redfin $267.19 million -$22.52 million -6.88
Redfin Competitors $435.87 million $32.00 million 759.25

Redfin’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Redfin. Redfin is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Redfin and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Redfin N/A N/A N/A
Redfin Competitors -6.03% -2.86% 1.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.9% of Redfin shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.3% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 38.4% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Redfin and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Redfin 1 5 3 0 2.22
Redfin Competitors 152 364 833 7 2.51

Redfin currently has a consensus target price of $24.75, suggesting a potential upside of 0.24%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 74.83%. Given Redfin’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Redfin has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Redfin rivals beat Redfin on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

Redfin 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.

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