Critical Survey: St. Joe (JOE) vs. Its Rivals

St. Joe (NYSE: JOE) is one of 67 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 companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

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 -0.86% -0.76% 1.55%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for St. Joe and its competitors, as reported 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 164 373 836 10 2.50

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 29.91%. Given St. Joe’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe St. Joe has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

St. Joe has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, St. Joe’s competitors have a beta of 0.60, meaning that their average stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
St. Joe $95.70 million $15.89 million 55.36
St. Joe Competitors $438.91 million $33.86 million 1,218.08

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.

St. Joe 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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