Contrasting St. Joe (JOE) & Its Peers

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for St. Joe and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
St. Joe 0 0 0 0 N/A
St. Joe Competitors 161 381 862 9 2.51

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 27.70%. Given St. Joe’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe St. Joe has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares St. Joe and its peers gross 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 1,254.92

St. Joe’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than St. Joe. St. Joe 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

Profitability

This table compares St. Joe and its peers’ 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 -1.06% -0.82% 1.48%

Volatility and Risk

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