Financial Contrast: SouFun Holdings Limited (SFUN) vs. Its Competitors

SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare SouFun Holdings Limited to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for SouFun Holdings Limited and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SouFun Holdings Limited 2 3 2 0 2.00
SouFun Holdings Limited Competitors 123 408 650 18 2.47

SouFun Holdings Limited presently has a consensus price target of $3.63, suggesting a potential downside of 15.87%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.09%. Given SouFun Holdings Limited’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SouFun Holdings Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

SouFun Holdings Limited has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SouFun Holdings Limited’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, suggesting that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.9% of SouFun Holdings Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares SouFun Holdings Limited and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SouFun Holdings Limited -4.57% -8.80% -2.74%
SouFun Holdings Limited Competitors 3.03% 14.05% 2.86%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SouFun Holdings Limited and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SouFun Holdings Limited $644.69 million $9.32 million -71.83
SouFun Holdings Limited Competitors $1.67 billion $167.88 million 35.69

SouFun Holdings Limited’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SouFun Holdings Limited. SouFun Holdings Limited 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.

Summary

SouFun Holdings Limited competitors beat SouFun Holdings Limited on 12 of the 12 factors compared.

SouFun Holdings Limited Company Profile

Fang Holdings Limited, formerly SouFun Holdings Limited, operates as a real estate Internet portal in China. The Company’s Websites and mobile applications support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and services for, the real estate and home-related sectors in China. The Company, through its Internet platform, is engaged in the development of transaction and financing platforms by offering direct sales services for new homes, online real estate brokerage services and financial services. The Company’s service offerings include marketing services, E-commerce services, listing services, Financial services and other value-added services. The Company provides secured loans in the form of entrusted loans and mortgage loans and unsecured loans primarily to home buyers, real estate developers and other borrowers that meet its credit assessment requirements.

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