Colliers International Group (CIGI) vs. RE/MAX Holdings (RMAX) Head-To-Head Review

Colliers International Group (NASDAQ: CIGI) and RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE:RMAX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.5% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of Colliers International Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of RE/MAX Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Colliers International Group and RE/MAX Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colliers International Group 3.23% 49.70% 8.55%
RE/MAX Holdings 12.45% 79.94% 11.81%


Colliers International Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. RE/MAX Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Colliers International Group pays out 6.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. RE/MAX Holdings pays out 55.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. RE/MAX Holdings has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. RE/MAX Holdings is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Colliers International Group and RE/MAX Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colliers International Group $2.01 billion 0.95 $209.86 million $1.66 29.55
RE/MAX Holdings $187.03 million 5.86 $95.88 million $1.31 47.29

Colliers International Group has higher revenue and earnings than RE/MAX Holdings. Colliers International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RE/MAX Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Colliers International Group and RE/MAX Holdings, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colliers International Group 0 0 6 0 3.00
RE/MAX Holdings 2 3 1 0 1.83

Colliers International Group presently has a consensus target price of $68.88, indicating a potential upside of 40.42%. RE/MAX Holdings has a consensus target price of $62.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.89%. Given Colliers International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than RE/MAX Holdings.

Volatility & Risk

Colliers International Group has a beta of 1.74, indicating that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RE/MAX Holdings has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Colliers International Group beats RE/MAX Holdings on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Colliers International Group Company Profile

Colliers International Group Inc. is engaged in the provision of commercial real estate services. The Company offers services, including outsourcing and advisory services, lease brokerage and sales brokerage. Its segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and Corporate. It is engaged in the transaction brokerage business, which provides services in sales and leasing for commercial clients. The Sales and Lease Brokerage Division executes transactions across a client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. It provides services for sales, leases and mortgages in various areas, such as landlord representation, tenant representation, and capital markets and investment services. The Outsourcing and Advisory Services Division provides appraisal and valuation services; facility, property and asset management services; project management services, and research for commercial real estate clients.

RE/MAX Holdings Company Profile

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. is a franchisor in the real estate industry, franchising real estate brokerages around the world under the RE/MAX brand and mortgage brokerages within the United States under the Motto Mortgage brand. The Company is a franchised business, with all of the RE/MAX branded brokerage office locations being operated by franchisees, including RE/MAX, LLC, which owns the RE/MAX brand, and sells franchises and franchising rights; Independent Regional Franchise Owner, which owns rights to sell brokerage franchises in a specified region; Franchisee (or Broker-Owner), which operates a RE/MAX-branded brokerage office, lists properties and recruits agents, and Agent (or Sales Associate), including branded independent contractors operating out of local franchise brokerage offices. Under Motto business, the Company operates as a mortgage brokerage franchisor. As a franchisor, the Company helps its Motto franchisees to establish independent mortgage brokerage companies.

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