Contrasting Jernigan Capital (JCAP) & Its Rivals

Jernigan Capital (NYSE: JCAP) is one of 16 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialized REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Jernigan Capital to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Dividends

Jernigan Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Jernigan Capital pays out 69.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 170.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Jernigan Capital is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Jernigan Capital and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Jernigan Capital $7.80 million N/A 10.52
Jernigan Capital Competitors $1.00 billion $531.02 million 30.13

Jernigan Capital’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Jernigan Capital. Jernigan Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Jernigan Capital has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jernigan Capital’s competitors have a beta of 0.85, meaning that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Jernigan Capital and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jernigan Capital 0 1 2 0 2.67
Jernigan Capital Competitors 26 211 557 21 2.70

Jernigan Capital currently has a consensus target price of $24.33, suggesting a potential upside of 15.11%. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies have a potential upside of 11.56%. Given Jernigan Capital’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Jernigan Capital is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Jernigan Capital and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jernigan Capital 185.96% 9.37% 7.91%
Jernigan Capital Competitors 36.41% 8.84% 3.25%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.6% of Jernigan Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Jernigan Capital shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Jernigan Capital Company Profile

Jernigan Capital, Inc. is a commercial real estate finance company. The Company provides capital to private developers, owners and operators of self-storage facilities. It intends to generate long-term returns on development property investments through a fixed rate of interest on its invested capital together with an interest in the positive cash flows of the self-storage development from operations, sales and/or refinancings. It generates cash flows from construction loans and operating property loans in the form of a fixed interest rate and origination fees. It originates various loans, such as bridge loans and credit lines. It has development property investments in Orlando, Atlanta, Tampa, Chicago and Miami. Its operating property loans are located in New Orleans, Newark, Nashville, Sacramento and Chicago. The Company conducts its investment activities through Jernigan Capital Operating Company, LLC. The Company is externally managed and advised by JCap Advisors, LLC.

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