Realogy (RLGY) vs. Mitsubishi Estate (MITEY) Financial Contrast

Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) and Mitsubishi Estate (OTCMKTS:MITEY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Realogy has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitsubishi Estate has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Mitsubishi Estate shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Realogy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Realogy pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Mitsubishi Estate pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Realogy pays out 22.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Realogy and Mitsubishi Estate, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Realogy 2 2 5 0 2.33
Mitsubishi Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A

Realogy currently has a consensus price target of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.58%. Given Realogy’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Realogy is more favorable than Mitsubishi Estate.

Profitability

This table compares Realogy and Mitsubishi Estate’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Realogy 7.05% 8.74% 2.92%
Mitsubishi Estate 9.01% 5.44% 1.74%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Realogy and Mitsubishi Estate’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Realogy $6.11 billion 0.55 $431.00 million $1.57 16.61
Mitsubishi Estate $10.41 billion 2.31 $915.24 million N/A N/A

Mitsubishi Estate has higher revenue and earnings than Realogy.

Realogy Company Profile

Realogy Holdings Corp. is an integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States. The Company is the franchisor of residential real estate brokerages with some of the recognized brands in the real estate industry, the owner of United States residential real estate brokerage offices, the global provider of outsourced employee relocation services and a provider of title and settlement services. The Company’s operating platform is supported by the Company’s portfolio of industry franchise brokerage brands, including Century 21 , Coldwell Banker , Coldwell Banker Commercial , ERA , Sotheby’s International Realty and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and the Company also owns and operates the Corcoran Group and CitiHabitats brands. On August 14, 2014, Realogy Holdings Corp, through its Realogy Group LLC wholly owned subsidiary, acquired ZipRealty Inc (ZipRealty).

Mitsubishi Estate Company Profile

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. engages in the real estate activities in Japan and internationally. The company engages in the development, leasing, property management, and sale of office buildings. It also operates outlets and other retail facilities; offers services for various needs of condominiums, custom-built housing, purchase and sales, leasing, brokerage areas, renovations, and management; and develops residential, commercial facility, and other real estate properties. In addition, the company provides real estate investment trust services to meet management needs for long-term stability, as well as private placement funds to meet the specific management needs of institutional investors. Further, it offers architectural design and engineering services, including construction, civil engineering, and urban and regional development planning and consulting. Additionally, the company operates a network of eight hotels under the Royal Park Hotels brand; and provides real estate problem-solving solutions for corporations and high net worth individuals, such as real estate brokerage, condominium and office building leasing management support, parking lot management support, and real estate appraisal. Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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