JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE:JBGS) and The Competition Critical Analysis

JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE: JBGS) is one of 245 public companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare JBG SMITH Properties to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares JBG SMITH Properties and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
JBG SMITH Properties $644.18 million $39.92 million 24.65
JBG SMITH Properties Competitors $849.77 million $194.44 million 15.02

JBG SMITH Properties’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than JBG SMITH Properties. JBG SMITH Properties is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.2% of JBG SMITH Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.4% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.9% of JBG SMITH Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by 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 breakdown of current ratings for JBG SMITH Properties and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JBG SMITH Properties 0 1 0 0 2.00
JBG SMITH Properties Competitors 2661 10309 10113 297 2.34

JBG SMITH Properties currently has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.25%. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 2.00%. Given JBG SMITH Properties’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe JBG SMITH Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

JBG SMITH Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. JBG SMITH Properties pays out 52.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 71.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

JBG SMITH Properties has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JBG SMITH Properties’ peers have a beta of 0.76, meaning that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares JBG SMITH Properties and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JBG SMITH Properties 6.20% 1.33% 0.67%
JBG SMITH Properties Competitors 19.64% 4.72% 2.64%

Summary

JBG SMITH Properties peers beat JBG SMITH Properties on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

JBG SMITH Properties Company Profile

JBG SMITH Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, operates, invests in, and develops real estate assets in Washington, the United States. It operates in three segments: commercial, multifamily, and third-party asset management and real estate services. The company owns and operates a portfolio of commercial, multifamily, and retail assets, as well as provides fee-based real estate services. As of December 31, 2018, its operating portfolio consisted of 62 operating assets comprising 46 commercial assets and 16 multifamily assets. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. JBG SMITH Properties was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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