Analyzing Reis (REIS) and Its Rivals

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

Profitability

This table compares Reis and its peers’ 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%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Reis and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reis 0 0 2 0 3.00
Reis Competitors 123 409 650 18 2.47

Reis currently has a consensus target price of $24.50, suggesting a potential upside of 32.08%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.32%. Given Reis’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Reis is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Reis and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Reis $46.93 million $6.64 million 185.52
Reis Competitors $1.67 billion $167.91 million 36.79

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.7% of Reis shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Reis shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

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

Dividends

Reis pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. 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.

Summary

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

Reis Company Profile

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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