Newmark Group (NASDAQ: NMRK) and Reis (NASDAQ:REIS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Newmark Group and Reis’ 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
Reis $47.53 million 4.92 $2.78 million $0.10 204.00

Reis has higher revenue and earnings than Newmark Group.

Dividends

Reis pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Newmark Group does not pay a dividend. Reis pays out 680.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.2% of Reis shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Reis shares are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Newmark Group and Reis, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Newmark Group 0 1 4 0 2.80
Reis 0 0 2 0 3.00

Newmark Group currently has a consensus price target of $19.90, indicating a potential upside of 25.39%. Reis has a consensus price target of $24.50, indicating a potential upside of 20.10%. Given Newmark Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Newmark Group is more favorable than Reis.

Profitability

This table compares Newmark Group and Reis’ 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
Reis 2.45% 1.20% 0.91%

Summary

Reis beats Newmark Group on 8 of the 11 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.

Reis Company Profile

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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