Analyzing Anywhere Real Estate (HOUS) and The Competition

Anywhere Real Estate (NYSE:HOUS – Get Rating) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate agents & managers” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Anywhere Real Estate to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.7% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Anywhere Real Estate shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.4% of shares of all “Real estate agents & managers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Anywhere Real Estate and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anywhere Real Estate 4.13% 14.24% 4.21%
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors 2.52% 7.06% 1.48%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommendations for Anywhere Real Estate and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell ​​Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anywhere Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors 58 347 559 13 2.54

As a group, “Real estate agents & managers” companies have a potential upside of 65.84%. Given Anywhere Real Estate’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Anywhere Real Estate has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Anywhere Real Estate has a beta of 2.45, meaning that its stock price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anywhere Real Estate’s peers have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Anywhere Real Estate and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Anywhere Real Estate $7.98 billion $343.00 million 3.78
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors $5.01 billion $192.49 million -0.40

Anywhere Real Estate has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Anywhere Real Estate is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Anywhere Real Estate beats its peers on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Anywhere Real Estate (Get Rating)

Anywhere Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides residential real estate services. It operates through three segments: Realogy Franchise Group, and Realogy Brokerage Group. The Realogy Franchise Group segment franchises its residential real estate brokerages under 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 offers lead generation and relocation services. As of December 31, 2020, this segment’s real estate franchise systems and proprietary brands had approximately 20,100 offices and 320,700 independent sales agents worldwide. The Realogy Brokerage Group segment owns and 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 listing, marketing, selling, and finding homes. As of December 31, 2020, this segment owned and operated 670 brokerage offices with approximately 53,100 independent sales agents. The Realogy Title Group segment provides title, escrow, and settlement services to real estate companies, corporations, and financial institutions. This segment also serves as an underwriter of title insurance policies in connection with residential and commercial real estate transactions. 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.

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