Comparing St. Joe Company (The) (JOE) & RMR Group (RMR)

St. Joe Company (The) (NYSE: JOE) and RMR Group (NYSE:RMR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.8% of St. Joe Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.8% of St. Joe Company (The) 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares St. Joe Company (The) and RMR Group’s 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 14.20 $8.60 million $0.29 62.24
RMR Group $230.67 million 3.56 $154.37 million N/A N/A

RMR Group has higher revenue and earnings than St. Joe Company (The).

Profitability

This table compares St. Joe Company (The) and RMR Group’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%
RMR Group 31.72% 18.72% 17.66%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for St. Joe Company (The) and RMR Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
St. Joe Company (The) 0 0 0 0 N/A
RMR Group 0 2 2 0 2.50

RMR Group has a consensus price target of $58.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.61%. Given RMR Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RMR Group is more favorable than St. Joe Company (The).

Summary

RMR Group beats St. Joe Company (The) 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 RMR Group

The RMR Group Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s business is primarily conducted by its subsidiary, The RMR Group LLC (RMR LLC). The Company’s segments include RMR LLC and All Other Operations. RMR LLC manages a portfolio of publicly owned real estate and real estate related businesses. RMR LLC manages Government Properties Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily owns properties that are leased to government tenants; Hospitality Properties Trust, an REIT that primarily owns hotels and travel centers; Select Income REIT, an REIT that primarily owns properties leased to single tenants across the United States and leased lands in Hawaii, and Senior Housing Properties Trust, an REIT that primarily owns senior living communities and medical office buildings. As of June 30, 2016, RMR LLC managed over 1,300 properties, which were located in 48 states, Washington, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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