Stratus Properties (NASDAQ: STRS) is one of 69 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Stratus Properties to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Stratus Properties and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stratus Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00
Stratus Properties Competitors 179 396 897 11 2.50

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 19.81%. Given Stratus Properties’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Stratus Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Stratus Properties has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stratus Properties’ rivals have a beta of 0.60, meaning that their average share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.3% of Stratus Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.0% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Stratus Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Stratus Properties and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Stratus Properties $80.34 million -$5.99 million 23.53
Stratus Properties Competitors $463.06 million $13.24 million 540.00

Stratus Properties’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Stratus Properties. Stratus Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Stratus Properties and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stratus Properties 13.16% -3.11% -0.95%
Stratus Properties Competitors 15.62% -1.28% 1.35%


Stratus Properties rivals beat Stratus Properties on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Stratus Properties Company Profile

Stratus Properties Inc. (Stratus) is a diversified real estate company. The Company is engaged primarily in the acquisition, entitlement, development, management, operation and sale of commercial, hotel, entertainment, and multi- and single-family residential real estate properties, primarily located in the Austin, Texas area, but including projects in certain other select markets in Texas. It operates in four segments: Hotel, Entertainment, Real Estate Operations and Commercial Leasing. Its properties include Barton Creek that includes Calera, Amarra Drive, Mirador Estate and Barton Creek Village; Circle C Community; Lantana; The Oaks at Lakeway and Magnolia. The Hotel segment includes the W Austin Hotel, which has over 251 luxury rooms and suites, a full service spa, gym, rooftop pool and over 9,750 square feet of meeting space. The Commercial Leasing segment includes the office and retail space at the W Austin Hotel & Residences project and a retail building at The Oaks at Lakeway.

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