KE (BEKE) and Its Peers Financial Analysis

KE (NYSE: BEKE) is one of 19 public companies in the “Real estate agents & managers” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare KE to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.3% of KE shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.6% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares KE and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KE N/A N/A N/A
KE Competitors 2.38% 11.57% 2.95%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for KE and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KE 0 2 8 0 2.80
KE Competitors 113 493 590 18 2.42

KE currently has a consensus target price of $68.12, suggesting a potential upside of 44.50%. As a group, “Real estate agents & managers” companies have a potential upside of 4.82%. Given KE’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe KE is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares KE and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
KE $10.80 billion $425.68 million 314.27
KE Competitors $4.48 billion $136.76 million -22.72

KE has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. KE is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

About KE

KE Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in operating an integrated online and offline platform for housing transactions and services in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in three segments: Existing Home Transaction Services, New Home Transaction Services, and Emerging and Other Services. It facilitates various housing transactions ranging from existing and new home sales and home rentals to home renovation, real estate financial solutions, and other services. The company also owns and operates Lianjia, a real estate brokerage branded store; and owns Deyou, a franchise model for connected brokerage stores. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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