Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ: ILPT) and St. Joe (NYSE:JOE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and St. Joe’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust $153.31 million 8.90 $86.89 million N/A N/A
St. Joe $95.70 million 12.86 $15.89 million $0.33 56.21

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than St. Joe.

Profitability

This table compares Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and St. Joe’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
St. Joe 24.82% 3.71% 2.39%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.1% of St. Joe shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.8% of St. Joe shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and St. Joe, 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
St. Joe 0 0 0 0 N/A

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.63%. Given Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is more favorable than St. Joe.

Summary

St. Joe beats Industrial Logistics Properties Trust on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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