Reviewing Anywhere Real Estate (NYSE:HOUS) & Marcus & Millichap (NYSE:MMI)

Anywhere Real Estate (NYSE:HOUSGet Rating) and Marcus & Millichap (NYSE:MMIGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.7% of Marcus & Millichap shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Anywhere Real Estate shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 38.8% of Marcus & Millichap shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Anywhere Real Estate and Marcus & Millichap, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anywhere Real Estate 1 0 1 0 2.00
Marcus & Millichap 1 0 0 0 1.00

Anywhere Real Estate presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.85%. Marcus & Millichap has a consensus target price of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.70%. Given Marcus & Millichap’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Marcus & Millichap is more favorable than Anywhere Real Estate.

Profitability

This table compares Anywhere Real Estate and Marcus & Millichap’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anywhere Real Estate 3.43% 10.31% 3.17%
Marcus & Millichap 11.07% 25.12% 17.67%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Anywhere Real Estate and Marcus & Millichap’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Anywhere Real Estate $7.98 billion 0.13 $343.00 million $2.28 4.02
Marcus & Millichap $1.30 billion 1.13 $142.47 million $4.22 8.72

Anywhere Real Estate has higher revenue and earnings than Marcus & Millichap. Anywhere Real Estate is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Marcus & Millichap, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Anywhere Real Estate has a beta of 2.31, indicating that its share price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marcus & Millichap has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Marcus & Millichap beats Anywhere Real Estate on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Anywhere Real Estate

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Anywhere Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides residential real estate services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Anywhere Brands, Anywhere Advisors, and Anywhere Integrated Services. The Anywhere Brands segment franchises the Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Corcoran, ERA, Sotheby's International Realty, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand names. This segment also includes lead generation activities and global relocation services operation. As of June 30, 2022, its real estate franchise systems and proprietary brands had approximately 338,200 independent sales agents and approximately 20,900 offices. The Anywhere Advisors segment operates a full-service residential real estate brokerage business under the Coldwell Banker, Corcoran, and Sotheby's International Realty brand names to assist home buyers and sellers in the listing, marketing, selling, and finding homes. It owns and operates approximately 710 brokerage offices with approximately 58,800 independent sales agents. This segment also operates real estate auction marketplace; and provides RealSure Sell and RealSure Buy. The Anywhere Integrated Services segment provides full-service title, escrow, and settlement services to consumers, real estate companies, corporations, and financial institutions primarily in support of residential real estate transactions. This segment also serves as an underwriter of title insurance policies in connection with residential and commercial real estate transactions. In addition, it originates and markets its mortgage lending services to other real estate brokerage companies. The company was formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp. and changed its name to Anywhere Real Estate Inc. in June 2022. Anywhere Real Estate Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.

About Marcus & Millichap

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Marcus & Millichap, Inc., an investment brokerage company, provides real estate investment brokerage and financing services to sellers and buyers of commercial real estate in the United States and Canada. The company offers commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services for multifamily, retail, office, industrial, single-tenant net lease, seniors housing, self-storage, hospitality, medical office, and manufactured housing. It also operates as a financial intermediary that provides commercial real estate capital markets solutions, including senior debt, mezzanine debt, joint venture, and preferred equity, as well as loan sales and consultative/due diligence services to commercial real estate owners, developers, investors, and capital providers. In addition, the company provides various ancillary services, including research, advisory, and consulting services to developers, lenders, owners, real estate investment trusts, high net worth individuals, pension fund advisors, and other institutions. Marcus & Millichap, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.

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