Five Point Holdings (NYSE: FPH) and St. Joe Company (The) (NYSE:JOE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Five Point Holdings and St. Joe Company (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five Point Holdings N/A N/A N/A
St. Joe Company (The) 23.02% 3.08% 2.04%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Five Point Holdings and St. Joe Company (The), as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five Point Holdings 0 2 4 0 2.67
St. Joe Company (The) 0 0 0 0 N/A

Five Point Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $19.70, indicating a potential upside of 31.33%. Given Five Point Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Five Point Holdings is more favorable than St. Joe Company (The).

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Five Point Holdings and St. Joe Company (The)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Five Point Holdings $127.17 million 7.34 -$108.49 million N/A N/A
St. Joe Company (The) $88.69 million 14.69 $7.25 million $0.29 63.80

St. Joe Company (The) has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Five Point Holdings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.7% of Five Point Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.2% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.8% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

St. Joe Company (The) beats Five Point Holdings on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Five Point Holdings

Five Point Holdings, LLC, formerly Newhall Holding Company, LLC, is the owner and developer of mixed-use, planned communities in coastal California. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of planning and developing its three mixed-use, planned communities. It operates in three segments: Newhall, San Francisco and Great Park. Its three mixed-use, planned communities are: Newhall Ranch in Los Angeles County; The San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point in the City of San Francisco; and Great Park Neighborhoods in Orange County. Newhall Ranch consists of approximately 15,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County. Newhall Ranch is designed to include approximately 21,500 home sites and approximately 11.5 million square feet of commercial space. The San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point consists of approximately 800 acres of bay front property in the city of San Francisco. Great Park Neighborhoods consists of approximately 2,100 acres in Orange County, California.

About St. Joe Company (The)

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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