St. Joe (NYSE: JOE) and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ:ILPT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.1% of St. Joe shares are held by institutional investors. 33.8% of St. Joe shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares St. Joe and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Industrial Logistics Properties Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares St. Joe and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|St. Joe||$95.70 million||12.47||$15.89 million||$0.33||54.55|
|Industrial Logistics Properties Trust||$153.31 million||9.03||$86.89 million||N/A||N/A|
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than St. Joe.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for St. Joe and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Industrial Logistics Properties Trust||0||0||4||0||3.00|
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 26.76%. Given Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is more favorable than St. Joe.
St. Joe beats Industrial Logistics Properties Trust on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust Company Profile
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is focused on the ownership and leasing of industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. The Company owns 266 properties with a total of approximately 28.5 million square feet, including: 226 buildings, leasable land parcels and easements totaling approximately 16.8 million square feet located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii; and 40 properties with approximately 11.7 million square feet located in 24 other states. The Company’s properties include Hawaii properties, Mainland properties’ leases, Hawaii properties’ leases, and Mainland properties.
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