CBRE Group (CBRE) versus ProGreen Properties (PGUS) Critical Survey

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CBRE Group (NYSE:CBRE) and ProGreen Properties (OTCMKTS:PGUS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Volatility and Risk

CBRE Group has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ProGreen Properties has a beta of 2.58, indicating that its share price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CBRE Group and ProGreen Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CBRE Group 4.32% 23.45% 8.53%
ProGreen Properties N/A N/A -109.10%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CBRE Group and ProGreen Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CBRE Group $14.21 billion 1.02 $691.47 million $2.71 15.69
ProGreen Properties $80,000.00 5.65 -$1.01 million N/A N/A

CBRE Group has higher revenue and earnings than ProGreen Properties.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.1% of CBRE Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of ProGreen Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of CBRE Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of ProGreen Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CBRE Group and ProGreen Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CBRE Group 0 2 6 1 2.89
ProGreen Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

CBRE Group currently has a consensus price target of $52.21, indicating a potential upside of 22.77%. Given CBRE Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CBRE Group is more favorable than ProGreen Properties.

Summary

CBRE Group beats ProGreen Properties on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CBRE Group

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. The company offers strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing; integrated property sales, and mortgage and structured financing services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; and valuation services that include market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, and feasibility studies, as well as consulting services, such as property condition reports, hotel advisory, and environmental consulting. It also provides facilities management, project management, transaction management, and strategic consulting services to occupiers of real estate; and property management services comprising construction management, marketing, building engineering, accounting, and financial services for owners/investors in office, industrial, and retail properties. In addition, the company provides investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand to pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, and other institutional investors; and development services under the Trammell Crow Company brand name primarily to users of and investors in commercial real estate. CBRE Group, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

About ProGreen Properties

ProGreen US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, focuses on agricultural operations and residential real estate development activities in Baja California, Mexico. The company was formerly known as ProGreen Properties, Inc. and changed its name to ProGreen US, Inc. in July 2016. ProGreen US, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in San Diego, California.

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