Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commercial real estate brokerage CB Richard Ellis Group (NYSE:CBG) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CB Richard Ellis' business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

CB Richard Ellis facts

Headquarters (founded)

Los Angeles (1906)

Market Cap

$2.62 billion


Real Estate Services

TTM Revenue

$4.79 billion


CEO Brett White (since June 2005)
CFO Robert Sulentic (since February 2009)

4-Month Return


Annual Revenue Growth (average, last five years and TTM)

21.5% and (20.9%)


Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL)
Grubb & Ellis (NYSE:GBE)

CAPS Members Bearish on CBG Also Bearish on

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 56 of the 327 members who have rated CB Richard Ellis -- some 17% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include hallen52 and JakilaTheHunII.

Just last week, hallen52 seemed skeptical over CB Richard Ellis' recent multibagging run: 

Bad segment. Loads of debt. No dividend. … Negative [tangible book value]. The market will catch on soon.

In a pitch from last month, JakilaTheHunII also refuses to extend the stock any goodwill:

Their [balance sheet] consist more of receivables, goodwill, and various other items. The goodwill account is MASSIVE! For those not in the know, "goodwill" is simply an accounting concept. It shows the premium a company paid to acquire other companies. This "premium" is pretty much meaningless if the cash flows don't hold up in the future. ...

Just to add fuel to the fire, [CB Richard's] profitability has been severely impacted by the current downturn. …

Seems to me that upside here is somewhat limited and downside is still very significant. Moreover, I believe the rest of the market is undervalued by a bit. Given this, I believe that [CB Richard] is an excellent underperform pick.

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