Critical Comparison: Colliers International Group (CIGI) and Santa Fe Financial (SFEF)

Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) and Santa Fe Financial (OTCMKTS:SFEF) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Colliers International Group and Santa Fe Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colliers International Group 2.96% 31.08% 5.78%
Santa Fe Financial 3.64% -1.79% 2.05%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Colliers International Group and Santa Fe Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colliers International Group $2.28 billion 1.12 $49.31 million $3.02 22.20
Santa Fe Financial $57.43 million 0.85 $1.49 million N/A N/A

Colliers International Group has higher revenue and earnings than Santa Fe Financial.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.2% of Colliers International Group shares are held by institutional investors. 15.3% of Colliers International Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 85.7% of Santa Fe Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Colliers International Group has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Santa Fe Financial has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Colliers International Group and Santa Fe Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colliers International Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Santa Fe Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Colliers International Group presently has a consensus target price of $86.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.30%. Given Colliers International Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Colliers International Group is more favorable than Santa Fe Financial.

Dividends

Colliers International Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Santa Fe Financial does not pay a dividend. Colliers International Group pays out 3.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Colliers International Group beats Santa Fe Financial on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Colliers International Group

Colliers International Group Inc. provides commercial real estate services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals worldwide. The company's Sales and Lease Brokerage division offers transaction brokerage services, including landlord representation, tenant representation, and capital markets and investment services, as well as property management, leasing, and valuations. This division provides its services for various asset classes, including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hotel, and mixed-use properties. Its Outsourcing & Advisory Services division offers portfolio management, transaction and project management, workplace solutions, strategic consulting, property and asset management, and other corporate real estate services, as well as lease administration and facilities management systems; and valuation and appraisal review and management, portfolio or single asset valuation, arbitration and consulting, various studies, tax appeals, and litigation support services. This segment also provides property level accounting, tenant service/relations and bidding, awarding and administering subcontracts for management and maintenance, landscaping, security, parking, capital, and tenant improvements services; and bid document review, construction monitoring and delivery management, contract administration and integrated cost control, facility and engineering functionality, milestone and performance monitoring, quality assurance, risk management, and strategic project consulting services. In addition, it offers visioning, change management, and strategic consulting services; property marketing services for commercial and residential projects; and research services for owners and landlords. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

About Santa Fe Financial

Santa Fe Financial Corporation owns and operates a hotel property in San Francisco, California. The company operates through three segments: Hotel Operations, Real Estate Operations, and Investment Transactions. Its hotel property consists of 543 guest rooms and luxury suites, and related facilities, including a five level underground parking garage. The company also owns and operates a 27-unit and a 2-unit multi-family apartment complex located in Los Angeles, California, as well as owns land for development located in Maui, Hawaii; and invests in marketable securities, such as corporate equities and bonds, and income producing securities. The company was formerly known as Tri Financial Corporation and changed its name to Santa Fe Financial Corporation in September 1970. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Santa Fe Financial Corporation is a subsidiary of The InterGroup Corporation.

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