Financial Survey: St. Joe (JOE) & The Competition

St. Joe (NYSE: JOE) is one of 66 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare St. Joe to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
St. Joe $95.70 million $15.89 million 54.40
St. Joe Competitors $438.91 million $33.86 million 1,357.36

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.7% of St. Joe shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.9% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 33.8% of St. Joe shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 41.1% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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 competitors have a beta of 0.58, indicating that their average stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets 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 162 372 859 9 2.51

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 29.97%. 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 -1.92% -0.50% 1.69%

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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