St. Joe Company (The) (NYSE: JOE) and Transcontinental Realty Investors (NYSE:TCI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares St. Joe Company (The) and Transcontinental Realty Investors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
St. Joe Company (The) 13.09% 1.73% 1.16%
Transcontinental Realty Investors -1.29% -0.70% -0.13%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for St. Joe Company (The) and Transcontinental Realty Investors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
St. Joe Company (The) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Transcontinental Realty Investors 0 3 0 0 2.00

Transcontinental Realty Investors has a consensus price target of $20.33, indicating a potential downside of 27.28%. Given Transcontinental Realty Investors’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Transcontinental Realty Investors is more favorable than St. Joe Company (The).

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.2% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Transcontinental Realty Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.8% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 81.0% of Transcontinental Realty Investors shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

St. Joe Company (The) has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transcontinental Realty Investors has a beta of -0.15, indicating that its share price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares St. Joe Company (The) and Transcontinental Realty Investors’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
St. Joe Company (The) $88.69 million 15.13 $7.25 million $0.16 116.57
Transcontinental Realty Investors $121.07 million 2.01 $43.45 million ($0.28) -99.85

Transcontinental Realty Investors has higher revenue and earnings than St. Joe Company (The). Transcontinental Realty Investors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than St. Joe Company (The), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

St. Joe Company (The) beats Transcontinental Realty Investors on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Transcontinental Realty Investors

Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. is an externally advised and managed real estate investment company that owns a portfolio of income-producing properties and land held for development. The Company’s segments are Commercial Properties, Apartments, Land and Other. Its portfolio of income-producing properties includes residential apartment communities, office buildings and other commercial properties. It acquires land mainly in in-fill locations or suburban markets. The Company’s income-producing properties consist of approximately eight commercial properties, including five office buildings, two retail properties and an industrial warehouse, comprising in aggregate approximately 1.9 million square feet; a golf course comprising approximately 96.09 acres, and approximately 50 residential apartment communities comprising over 7,980 units, excluding apartments being developed. In addition, it owns approximately 3,660 acres of land held for development.

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