Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN) is one of 65 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Redfin to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Redfin and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Redfin 1 5 4 0 2.30
Redfin Competitors 147 363 842 8 2.52

Redfin presently has a consensus target price of $25.33, suggesting a potential downside of 6.17%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 28.85%. Given Redfin’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Redfin has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.9% of Redfin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.0% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 41.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Redfin and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Redfin $267.19 million -$22.52 million -7.52
Redfin Competitors $398.70 million $24.95 million 1,286.14

Redfin’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Redfin. Redfin is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Redfin and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Redfin N/A N/A N/A
Redfin Competitors -4.63% -2.90% 1.05%

Summary

Redfin competitors beat Redfin on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About Redfin

Redfin Corporation is engaged in providing residential real estate brokerage services. The customer can search for homes by neighborhood, city or MLS number, or can refine results using detailed parameters, such as price and number of beds or baths. The Company serves home buyers and sellers. The Company offers online tools to consumers, including Redfin Estimate, which is an automated home-valuation tool. The customer can search homes for sale in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle and Washington. The Company serves over 80 metro areas across the United States.

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