Redfin Corporation (NASDAQ: RDFN) and St. Joe Company (The) (NYSE:JOE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Redfin Corporation and St. Joe Company (The), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Redfin Corporation 0 5 2 0 2.29
St. Joe Company (The) 0 0 0 0 N/A

Redfin Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $26.86, indicating a potential upside of 6.03%. Given Redfin Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Redfin Corporation is more favorable than St. Joe Company (The).


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

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.8% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. 32.8% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Redfin Corporation and St. Joe Company (The)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Redfin Corporation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
St. Joe Company (The) $89.52 million 15.11 $8.60 million $0.29 66.21

St. Joe Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than Redfin Corporation.


St. Joe Company (The) beats Redfin Corporation on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Redfin Corporation Company Profile

Redfin Corporation is engaged in providing residential real estate brokerage services. The customer can search for homes by neighborhood, city or MLS number, or can refine results using detailed parameters, such as price and number of beds or baths. The Company serves home buyers and sellers. The Company offers online tools to consumers, including Redfin Estimate, which is an automated home-valuation tool. The customer can search homes for sale in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle and Washington. The Company serves over 80 metro areas across the United States.

St. Joe Company (The) 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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