SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:FSRV) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for SouFun Holdings Limited and Colliers International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SouFun Holdings Limited 2 3 2 0 2.00
Colliers International Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

SouFun Holdings Limited presently has a consensus target price of $3.63, suggesting a potential upside of 0.17%. Colliers International Group has a consensus target price of $75.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.87%. Given Colliers International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than SouFun Holdings Limited.

Profitability

This table compares SouFun Holdings Limited and Colliers International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SouFun Holdings Limited -8.27% -14.64% -4.45%
Colliers International Group 4.69% 19.58% 7.82%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SouFun Holdings Limited and Colliers International Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SouFun Holdings Limited $821.57 million 1.95 -$19.98 million ($0.15) -24.13
Colliers International Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Colliers International Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than SouFun Holdings Limited.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.2% of SouFun Holdings Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Colliers International Group beats SouFun Holdings Limited on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SouFun Holdings Limited

Fang Holdings Limited, formerly SouFun Holdings Limited, operates as a real estate Internet portal in China. The Company’s Websites and mobile applications support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and services for, the real estate and home-related sectors in China. The Company, through its Internet platform, is engaged in the development of transaction and financing platforms by offering direct sales services for new homes, online real estate brokerage services and financial services. The Company’s service offerings include marketing services, E-commerce services, listing services, Financial services and other value-added services. The Company provides secured loans in the form of entrusted loans and mortgage loans and unsecured loans primarily to home buyers, real estate developers and other borrowers that meet its credit assessment requirements.

About Colliers International Group

Colliers International Group Inc. is engaged in the provision of commercial real estate services. The Company offers services, including outsourcing and advisory services, lease brokerage and sales brokerage. Its segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and Corporate. It is engaged in the transaction brokerage business, which provides services in sales and leasing for commercial clients. The Sales and Lease Brokerage Division executes transactions across a client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. It provides services for sales, leases and mortgages in various areas, such as landlord representation, tenant representation, and capital markets and investment services. The Outsourcing and Advisory Services Division provides appraisal and valuation services; facility, property and asset management services; project management services, and research for commercial real estate clients.

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