Reis (NASDAQ: REIS) is one of 25 public companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Reis to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Reis and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reis 2.49% 1.20% 0.92%
Reis Competitors 3.03% 14.05% 2.86%

Risk and Volatility

Reis has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Reis’ peers have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Reis and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Reis $46.93 million $6.64 million 161.02
Reis Competitors $1.67 billion $167.88 million 34.80

Reis’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Reis. Reis is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Reis pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Reis pays out 680.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 41.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.7% of Reis shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.6% of Reis shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Reis and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reis 0 0 2 0 3.00
Reis Competitors 122 407 648 18 2.47

Reis presently has a consensus target price of $24.50, indicating a potential upside of 52.17%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.10%. Given Reis’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Reis is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Reis peers beat Reis on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

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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