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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Newmark Group and Altisource Portfolio Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Newmark Group 0 1 4 0 2.80
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 0 2 0 0 2.00

Newmark Group presently has a consensus price target of $19.90, suggesting a potential upside of 25.39%. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a consensus price target of $20.50, suggesting a potential downside of 30.01%. Given Newmark Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Newmark Group is more favorable than Altisource Portfolio Solutions.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Newmark Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Altisource Portfolio Solutions $942.60 million 0.56 $28.69 million $0.12 244.08

Altisource Portfolio Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Newmark Group.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Newmark Group N/A N/A N/A
Altisource Portfolio Solutions 0.23% 81.23% 8.44%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

53.6% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Altisource Portfolio Solutions beats Newmark Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Newmark Group Company Profile

Newmark Group, Inc. is a commercial real estate services company. The Company is focused on offering products and services to both owners and occupiers across the entire commercial real estate industry. Its investor/owner services and products include capital markets, which consists of investment sales, debt and structured finance and loan sales, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory, diligence and underwriting and government-sponsored enterprise lending and loan servicing. Its occupier services and products include tenant representation, real estate management technology systems, workplace and occupancy strategy, global corporate services consulting, project management, lease administration and facilities management.

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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