E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE:EJ) and Marcus & Millichap (MMI) Critical Contrast

Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI) and E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE:EJ) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Marcus & Millichap has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-House (China) Holdings Limited has a beta of 1.94, suggesting that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Marcus & Millichap and E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marcus & Millichap 8.51% 22.56% 15.79%
E-House (China) Holdings Limited -15.06% -15.54% -10.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Marcus & Millichap and E-House (China) Holdings Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Marcus & Millichap 0 3 0 0 2.00
E-House (China) Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A

Marcus & Millichap currently has a consensus price target of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.05%. Given Marcus & Millichap’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Marcus & Millichap is more favorable than E-House (China) Holdings Limited.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.4% of Marcus & Millichap shares are held by institutional investors. 58.3% of Marcus & Millichap shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Marcus & Millichap and E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Marcus & Millichap $703.37 million 1.38 $101.82 million $1.54 16.53
E-House (China) Holdings Limited N/A N/A N/A $0.09 75.45

Marcus & Millichap has higher revenue and earnings than E-House (China) Holdings Limited. Marcus & Millichap is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than E-House (China) Holdings Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Marcus & Millichap beats E-House (China) Holdings Limited on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Marcus & Millichap Company Profile

Marcus & Millichap, Inc. is a brokerage company specializing in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research and advisory services. The Company offers three primary services to its clients: commercial real estate investment brokerage, financing, and ancillary services, including other research, advisory and consulting services. It provides its financing services through Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation, which is a broker of debt financing for commercial properties. Its research, advisory and consulting services are designed to assist clients in forming their investment strategy and making transaction decisions. Its advisory services include opinions of value, operating and financial performance benchmarking analysis, and specific asset buy-sell strategies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 1,700 investment sales and financing professionals in 82 offices in the United States and Canada that provide investment brokerage and financing services.

E-House (China) Holdings Limited Company Profile

E-House (China) Holdings Limited is a real estate services company. The Company’s segments include real estate online services, real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, community value-added services and other services. It provides real estate online services, including e-commerce, online advertising and listing services; real estate brokerage services, including primary real estate agency services and secondary real estate brokerage services; real estate information and consulting services; community value-added services, and other services, including real estate advertising services, real estate promotional event services and real estate financial services. It provides online-to-offline and real estate services. It offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services through its online platform, which consists of local Websites covering over 260 cities and various mobile applications.

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