CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CBRE Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CBRE Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CBRE Group 0 1 2 0 2.67
CBRE Group Competitors 123 408 650 18 2.47

CBRE Group presently has a consensus target price of $39.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.50%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.15%. Given CBRE Group’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CBRE Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CBRE Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CBRE Group $13.34 billion $1.26 billion 17.86
CBRE Group Competitors $1.67 billion $167.88 million 36.04

CBRE Group has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. CBRE Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

CBRE Group has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBRE Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CBRE Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CBRE Group 5.21% 26.40% 8.08%
CBRE Group Competitors 3.03% 14.05% 2.86%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.6% of CBRE Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of CBRE Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held by company 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

CBRE Group beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About CBRE Group

CBRE Group, Inc. is a holding company that conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries. The Company operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The Company operates through the segments: The Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management, and Development Services. The Company provides commercial real estate services under the CBRE brand name, investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand name and development services under the Trammell Crow Company brand name. The Company’s business is focused on commercial property, corporate facilities, project and transaction management, tenant/occupier and property/agency leasing, capital markets solutions (property sales, commercial mortgage brokerage, loan origination and servicing) real estate investment management, valuation, development services and proprietary research.

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