Financial Survey: Anywhere Real Estate (HOUS) & The Competition

Anywhere Real Estate (NYSE:HOUSGet Rating) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate agents & managers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Anywhere Real Estate to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Anywhere Real Estate has a beta of 2.46, indicating that its stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anywhere Real Estate’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, indicating that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anywhere Real Estate 4.13% 14.24% 4.21%
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors 2.52% 7.06% 1.48%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.7% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Anywhere Real Estate shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.5% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Anywhere Real Estate $7.98 billion $343.00 million 3.36
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors $5.01 billion $192.49 million 0.28

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anywhere Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors 58 342 553 13 2.54

As a group, “Real estate agents & managers” companies have a potential upside of 79.17%. Given Anywhere Real Estate’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Anywhere Real Estate has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Anywhere Real Estate beats its competitors on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Anywhere Real Estate (Get Rating)

Anywhere Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides residential real estate services. It operates through three segments: Realogy Franchise Group, and Realogy Brokerage Group. The Realogy Franchise Group segment franchises its residential real estate brokerages under the Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Corcoran, ERA, Sotheby's International Realty, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand names. This segment also offers lead generation and relocation services. As of December 31, 2020, this segment's real estate franchise systems and proprietary brands had approximately 20,100 offices and 320,700 independent sales agents worldwide. The Realogy Brokerage Group segment owns and operates a full-service residential real estate brokerage business under the Coldwell Banker, Corcoran, and Sotheby's International Realty brand names to assist home buyers and sellers in the listing, marketing, selling, and finding homes. As of December 31, 2020, this segment owned and operated 670 brokerage offices with approximately 53,100 independent sales agents. The Realogy Title Group segment provides title, escrow, and settlement services to real estate companies, corporations, and financial institutions. This segment also serves as an underwriter of title insurance policies in connection with residential and commercial real estate transactions. The company was formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp. and changed its name to Anywhere Real Estate Inc. in June 2022. Anywhere Real Estate Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.

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