Comparing St. Joe (JOE) & Its Competitors

St. Joe (NYSE: JOE) is one of 68 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare St. Joe to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

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

Risk & Volatility

St. Joe has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, St. Joe’s competitors have a beta of 0.46, indicating that their average share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for St. Joe and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
St. Joe 0 0 0 0 N/A
St. Joe Competitors 170 387 857 10 2.50

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 21.50%. Given St. Joe’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe St. Joe has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares St. Joe and its competitors’ 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 13.71% -0.70% 1.73%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares St. Joe and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
St. Joe $95.70 million $15.89 million 54.55
St. Joe Competitors $454.97 million $36.17 million 1,222.57

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

St. Joe Company Profile

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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