Analyzing JBG SMITH Properties (JBGS) and Its Competitors

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
JBG SMITH Properties $644.18 million $39.92 million 23.80
JBG SMITH Properties Competitors $849.77 million $194.44 million 14.67

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

Profitability

This table compares JBG SMITH Properties and its competitors’ 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 19.58% 4.75% 2.63%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.2% of JBG SMITH Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.2% 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, 6.5% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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’ competitors have a beta of 0.76, meaning that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

JBG SMITH Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. 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 4.4% and pay out 71.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for JBG SMITH Properties and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JBG SMITH Properties 0 1 0 0 2.00
JBG SMITH Properties Competitors 2639 10278 10094 295 2.35

JBG SMITH Properties presently has a consensus target price of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 10.13%. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 5.04%. Given JBG SMITH Properties’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe JBG SMITH Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

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

About JBG SMITH Properties

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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