Head-To-Head Survey: Reis (REIS) vs. The Competition

Reis (NASDAQ: REIS) is one of 25 public companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Reis to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Dividends

Reis pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Reis pays out 680.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 41.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Reis and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Reis $46.93 million $6.64 million 176.02
Reis Competitors $1.67 billion $167.91 million 36.87

Reis’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Reis. Reis 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.7% of Reis shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.6% of Reis shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Reis has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Reis’ competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Reis and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reis 0 0 2 0 3.00
Reis Competitors 123 410 652 18 2.47

Reis presently has a consensus target price of $24.50, suggesting a potential upside of 39.20%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.57%. Given Reis’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Reis is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reis 2.49% 1.20% 0.92%
Reis Competitors 3.03% 14.05% 2.86%

Summary

Reis competitors beat Reis on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Reis

Reis, Inc. (Reis) is engaged in providing commercial real estate market information and analytical tools to real estate professionals, through its Reis Services subsidiary. The Company operates through Reis Services segment. It maintains a database containing detailed information on commercial properties in metropolitan markets and neighborhoods throughout the United States. The database contains information on apartment, office, retail, warehouse or distribution, flex or research and development, self-storage and seniors housing properties, and is used by real estate investors, lenders and other professionals to make informed buying, selling and financing decisions. Its product portfolio includes Reis Subscriber Edition (SE), its delivery platform aimed at larger and mid-sized enterprises; ReisReports, aimed at prosumers and smaller enterprises, and Mobiuss Portfolio CRE (Mobiuss), aimed at risk managers and credit administrators at banks and non-bank lending institutions.

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