Vonovia SE Depository Receipt (OTCMKTS:VONOY) and Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE:CWK) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Cushman & Wakefield does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Cushman & Wakefield, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cushman & Wakefield 0 1 9 0 2.90

Cushman & Wakefield has a consensus price target of $20.25, suggesting a potential upside of 11.57%. Given Cushman & Wakefield’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cushman & Wakefield is more favorable than Vonovia SE Depository Receipt.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Cushman & Wakefield’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt $2.70 billion 8.82 $2.72 billion N/A N/A
Cushman & Wakefield $6.92 billion 0.55 -$220.50 million N/A N/A

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cushman & Wakefield.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.2% of Cushman & Wakefield shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Cushman & Wakefield’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 101.36% 15.79% 6.49%
Cushman & Wakefield N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt beats Cushman & Wakefield on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt Company Profile

Vonovia SE operates as an integrated real estate company in Germany. The company operates through three segments: Rental, Value-Add Business, and Sales. It offers apartments; provides property-related services; and sells single units, and buildings or plots of land. As of December 31, 2017, it had a real estate portfolio comprising 344,586 residential units; 89,588 garages and parking spaces; and 3,888 commercial units, as well as managed 62,631 residential units for other owners. The company was formerly known as Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE and changed its name to Vonovia SE in August 2015. Vonovia SE was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany.

Cushman & Wakefield Company Profile

Cushman & Wakefield plc provides commercial real estate services in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers integrated facilities management, project and development, portfolio administration, transaction management, and strategic consulting services; property management services, including client accounting, engineering and operations, lease compliance administration, project and development, and sustainability services; and janitorial, maintenance, critical environment management, landscaping, and office services. The company also provides owner representation and tenant representation leasing services; capital market services, such as investment sales and equity, debt, and structured financing for real estate purchase and sales transactions; and appraisal management, investment management, valuation advisory, portfolio advisory, diligence advisory, dispute analysis and litigation support, financial reporting, and property and/or portfolio valuation services on real estate debt and equity decisions. Cushman & Wakefield plc was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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