Financial analysis: Anywhere Real Estate (HOUS) and its peers

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

Risk and Volatility

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


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Everywhere Real Estate 4.13% 14.24% 4.21%
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors 2.52% 7.06% 1.48%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

Valuation and benefits

This table compares Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors in terms of revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Everywhere Real Estate $7.98 billion $343.00 million 3.71
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors $5.01 billion $192.49 million 0.10

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Anywhere Real Estate and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Everywhere Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N / A
Anywhere Real Estate Competitors 58 351 562 13 2.54

As a group, the “Real Estate Agents and Managers” companies have an upside potential of 68.05%. Given that Anywhere Real Estate’s competitors have a higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe that Anywhere Real Estate has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


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

Anywhere Real Estate Company Profile (Get an assessment)

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 agencies under the Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Corcoran, ERA, Sotheby’s International Realty and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brands. This segment also offers lead generation and relocation services. As of December 31, 2020, real estate franchise systems and own brands in this segment 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 brands to assist home buyers and sellers with listing, marketing, sales and research of houses. 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 previously 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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