Critical Survey: Stratus Properties (STRS) & Its Peers

Stratus Properties (NASDAQ: STRS) is one of 67 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Stratus Properties to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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54.7% of Stratus Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.5% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Stratus Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Stratus Properties has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stratus Properties’ rivals have a beta of 0.59, suggesting that their average share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Stratus Properties and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stratus Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00
Stratus Properties Competitors 179 400 905 11 2.50

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 18.43%. Given Stratus Properties’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Stratus Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


This table compares Stratus Properties and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stratus Properties 13.16% -3.11% -0.95%
Stratus Properties Competitors 15.36% -1.38% 1.30%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Stratus Properties and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Stratus Properties $80.34 million -$5.99 million 23.88
Stratus Properties Competitors $459.45 million $24.03 million 503.35

Stratus Properties’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Stratus Properties. Stratus Properties 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.


Stratus Properties rivals beat Stratus Properties on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Stratus Properties Company Profile

Stratus Properties Inc. (Stratus) is a diversified real estate company. The Company is engaged primarily in the acquisition, entitlement, development, management, operation and sale of commercial, hotel, entertainment, and multi- and single-family residential real estate properties, primarily located in the Austin, Texas area, but including projects in certain other select markets in Texas. It operates in four segments: Hotel, Entertainment, Real Estate Operations and Commercial Leasing. Its properties include Barton Creek that includes Calera, Amarra Drive, Mirador Estate and Barton Creek Village; Circle C Community; Lantana; The Oaks at Lakeway and Magnolia. The Hotel segment includes the W Austin Hotel, which has over 251 luxury rooms and suites, a full service spa, gym, rooftop pool and over 9,750 square feet of meeting space. The Commercial Leasing segment includes the office and retail space at the W Austin Hotel & Residences project and a retail building at The Oaks at Lakeway.

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