St. Joe Company (The) (NYSE: JOE) and Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (NYSE:BPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares St. Joe Company (The) and Brookfield Property Partners L.P.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
St. Joe Company (The) $89.52 million 14.87 $8.60 million $0.29 65.17
Brookfield Property Partners L.P. $6.95 billion 0.85 $3.85 billion $1.58 14.65

Brookfield Property Partners L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than St. Joe Company (The). Brookfield Property Partners L.P. 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.

Risk & Volatility

St. Joe Company (The) has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Property Partners L.P. has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Brookfield Property Partners L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. St. Joe Company (The) does not pay a dividend. Brookfield Property Partners L.P. pays out 74.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares St. Joe Company (The) and Brookfield Property Partners L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
St. Joe Company (The) 23.02% 3.08% 2.04%
Brookfield Property Partners L.P. 17.30% 2.52% 1.08%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for St. Joe Company (The) and Brookfield Property Partners L.P., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
St. Joe Company (The) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Brookfield Property Partners L.P. 0 0 3 0 3.00

Brookfield Property Partners L.P. has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 14.47%. Given Brookfield Property Partners L.P.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Brookfield Property Partners L.P. is more favorable than St. Joe Company (The).

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.8% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.3% of Brookfield Property Partners L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. 32.8% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are held by company 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 Brookfield Property Partners L.P. on 9 of the 15 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 Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

Brookfield Property Partners L.P. is a diversified global real estate company. The Company owns, operates and develops a portfolio of office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, triple net lease, self-storage and student housing assets. Its partnership is Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s public commercial property entity and the primary vehicle through which it invests in real estate on a global basis. It operates through four segments: Core Office, Core Retail, Opportunistic and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, its Core Office segment consisted of interests in 142 office properties totaling 99 million square feet. As of December 31, 2016, its Core Retail segment consisted of interests in 127 regional malls and urban retail properties. As of December 31, 2016, its Opportunistic segment consisted of 107 office properties comprising approximately 29 million square feet of office space in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and Asia.

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