Redfin (RDFN) & Its Rivals Head-To-Head Contrast

Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Redfin to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.


This table compares Redfin and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Redfin N/A N/A N/A
Redfin Competitors -7.19% -1.48% 1.31%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

37.9% of Redfin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 41.1% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Redfin and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Redfin 1 5 4 0 2.30
Redfin Competitors 155 376 760 9 2.48

Redfin presently has a consensus target price of $25.33, indicating a potential downside of 5.93%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 12.95%. Given Redfin’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Redfin has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Redfin and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Redfin $267.19 million -$22.52 million -7.50
Redfin Competitors $438.91 million $33.86 million 1,127.53

Redfin’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Redfin. Redfin is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Redfin peers beat Redfin on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Redfin

Redfin Corporation is engaged in providing residential real estate brokerage services. The customer can search for homes by neighborhood, city or MLS number, or can refine results using detailed parameters, such as price and number of beds or baths. The Company serves home buyers and sellers. The Company offers online tools to consumers, including Redfin Estimate, which is an automated home-valuation tool. The customer can search homes for sale in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle and Washington. The Company serves over 80 metro areas across the United States.

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