Forest City Enterprises (NASDAQ: FCE-A) and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Forest City Enterprises and Realogy Holdings Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forest City Enterprises N/A N/A N/A
Realogy Holdings Corp. 4.06% 9.53% 3.13%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Forest City Enterprises and Realogy Holdings Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forest City Enterprises 0 2 1 0 2.33
Realogy Holdings Corp. 1 3 3 0 2.29

Forest City Enterprises currently has a consensus price target of $26.25, suggesting a potential upside of 4.08%. Realogy Holdings Corp. has a consensus price target of $34.14, suggesting a potential upside of 6.83%. Given Realogy Holdings Corp.’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Realogy Holdings Corp. is more favorable than Forest City Enterprises.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Forest City Enterprises and Realogy Holdings Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Forest City Enterprises $955.86 million 7.04 $450.04 million N/A N/A
Realogy Holdings Corp. $6.01 billion 0.72 $758.00 million $1.71 18.69

Realogy Holdings Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Forest City Enterprises.

Dividends

Realogy Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Forest City Enterprises does not pay a dividend. Realogy Holdings Corp. pays out 21.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Realogy Holdings Corp. beats Forest City Enterprises on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Forest City Enterprises Company Profile

Forest City Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust. It was formerly known as Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Forest City Realty Trust, Inc was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Realogy Holdings Corp. Company Profile

Realogy Holdings Corp. is an integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States. The Company is the franchisor of residential real estate brokerages with some of the recognized brands in the real estate industry, the owner of United States residential real estate brokerage offices, the global provider of outsourced employee relocation services and a provider of title and settlement services. The Company’s operating platform is supported by the Company’s portfolio of industry franchise brokerage brands, including Century 21 , Coldwell Banker , Coldwell Banker Commercial , ERA , Sotheby’s International Realty and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and the Company also owns and operates the Corcoran Group and CitiHabitats brands. On August 14, 2014, Realogy Holdings Corp, through its Realogy Group LLC wholly owned subsidiary, acquired ZipRealty Inc (ZipRealty).

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