Comparing St. Joe (JOE) and Its Competitors

St. Joe (NYSE: JOE) is one of 67 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare St. Joe to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares St. Joe and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
St. Joe 24.82% 3.71% 2.39%
St. Joe Competitors -4.77% -1.25% 1.32%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for St. Joe and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
St. Joe 0 0 0 0 N/A
St. Joe Competitors 161 381 797 9 2.49

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 14.17%. Given St. Joe’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe St. Joe has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares St. Joe and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
St. Joe $95.70 million $15.89 million 54.39
St. Joe Competitors $438.91 million $33.86 million 1,266.80

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.7% of St. Joe shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 33.8% of St. Joe shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 41.1% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

St. Joe has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, St. Joe’s rivals have a beta of 0.61, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About St. Joe

The St. Joe Company is a real estate development, asset management and operating company. The Company operates through five segments: residential real estate; commercial real estate; resorts and leisure; leasing operations, and forestry. Its residential real estate segment plans and develops primary residential and resort residential communities of various sizes on its existing land. Its commercial real estate segment plans, develops, manages and sells real estate. Resorts and leisure segment features a portfolio of vacation rentals and hotel operations, as well as golf courses, a beach club, marinas and other related resort amenities. Its leasing operations business includes its retail and commercial leasing. Its forestry segment focuses on the management of its timber holdings in Northwest Florida.

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