Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX) is one of 66 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Alexander & Baldwin to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
Alexander & Baldwin pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Alexander & Baldwin pays out 75.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 31.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Alexander & Baldwin has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Alexander & Baldwin lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Alexander & Baldwin and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alexander & Baldwin||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Alexander & Baldwin Competitors||153||369||815||9||2.51|
Alexander & Baldwin currently has a consensus target price of $50.00, suggesting a potential upside of 80.70%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 31.83%. Given Alexander & Baldwin’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Alexander & Baldwin is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Alexander & Baldwin and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alexander & Baldwin||4.15%||3.89%||2.18%|
|Alexander & Baldwin Competitors||-5.34%||-2.98%||1.04%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
78.2% of Alexander & Baldwin shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of Alexander & Baldwin 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Alexander & Baldwin and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alexander & Baldwin||$387.50 million||-$10.20 million||74.78|
|Alexander & Baldwin Competitors||$419.19 million||$31.78 million||1,202.46|
Alexander & Baldwin’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Alexander & Baldwin. Alexander & Baldwin 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.
Risk and Volatility
Alexander & Baldwin has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alexander & Baldwin’s rivals have a beta of 0.82, indicating that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Alexander & Baldwin beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Alexander & Baldwin Company Profile
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) is a real estate company. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial Real Estate, Land Operations, and Materials and Construction. In addition to its 15 retail centers in Hawaii, the Company owned seven industrial assets, seven office properties and a portfolio of urban ground leases comprising 106 acres in Hawaii, as of December 31, 2016. On the United States mainland, the Company owned seven remaining commercial assets, as of December 31, 2016. The Commercial Real Estate segment owns, operates and manages retail, industrial and office properties in Hawaii and on the Mainland. The Land Operations segment manages the Company’s land and real estate-related assets and deploys these assets to their use. The Materials and Construction segment performs asphalt paving as prime contractor and subcontractor; imports and sells liquid asphalt; mines, processes and sells basalt aggregate, and produces and sells asphaltic and ready-mix concrete.
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