Tremor Video (NYSE: TLRA) and CBRE Group (NYSE:CBG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.7% of Tremor Video shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.7% of CBRE Group shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of Tremor Video shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of CBRE Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tremor Video and CBRE Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tremor Video -7.11% -16.72% -8.96%
CBRE Group 5.21% 26.40% 8.08%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tremor Video and CBRE Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tremor Video N/A N/A N/A ($0.27) -17.22
CBRE Group $13.34 billion 0.98 $1.26 billion $2.05 18.95

CBRE Group has higher revenue and earnings than Tremor Video. Tremor Video is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CBRE Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Tremor Video and CBRE Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tremor Video 0 1 2 0 2.67
CBRE Group 0 1 2 0 2.67

Tremor Video currently has a consensus price target of $4.13, indicating a potential downside of 11.29%. CBRE Group has a consensus price target of $39.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.41%. Given CBRE Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CBRE Group is more favorable than Tremor Video.

Risk and Volatility

Tremor Video has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBRE Group has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CBRE Group beats Tremor Video on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tremor Video Company Profile

Trulia, Inc. is a real estate search engine company. The Company’s marketplace, delivered through the web and mobile applications, gives consumers tools to research homes and neighborhoods and enables real estate professionals to market their listings and attract new clients. The Company also offers a suite of free and subscription products that provide real estate professionals with access to transaction-ready consumers and help them to grow and manage their online presence. For the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company had 38.8 million monthly unique visitors. As at December 31, 2013, the Company had more than 437,000 active real estate professionals in its Trulia marketplace and 157,000 active real estate professionals using its Market Leader software and services. Approximately 59,700 of these real estate professionals were paying subscribers (assuming 20% overlap between Trulia subscribers and Marker Leader’s premium subscribers).

CBRE Group Company Profile

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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