Reviewing BBX Capital (BBX) and Its Peers

BBX Capital (NYSE: BBX) is one of 48 public companies in the “Real estate” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare BBX Capital to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

BBX Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. BBX Capital pays out 5.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real estate” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 53.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BBX Capital $815.78 million $82.19 million 12.56
BBX Capital Competitors $1.33 billion $328.82 million 18.11

BBX Capital’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than BBX Capital. BBX Capital 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.

Profitability

This table compares BBX Capital and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BBX Capital 8.75% 6.32% 2.45%
BBX Capital Competitors 26.27% 3.45% 0.83%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for BBX Capital and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BBX Capital 0 0 2 0 3.00
BBX Capital Competitors 163 390 604 18 2.41

BBX Capital presently has a consensus target price of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 82.52%. As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 12.02%. Given BBX Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe BBX Capital is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

BBX Capital has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BBX Capital’s rivals have a beta of 1.05, suggesting that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

21.9% of BBX Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.4% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are owned by institutional investors. 81.8% of BBX Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

BBX Capital beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

BBX Capital Company Profile

BBX Capital Corporation, formerly known as BFC Financial Corporation, is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments and acquisitions of middle market companies. The firm also invests in mergers and acquisition, add-on acquisitions, divestiture, taking public companies private and private companies public, leveraged buyout, partnership, recapitalization, and restructuring. It typically does not invest in industries or companies whose ultimate returns are event driven. The firm seeks to invest across a broad range of industries ranging from service to manufacturing businesses. The firm prefers to acquire controlling interests in its portfolio companies and can also consider minority investments. BFC Financial Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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