Stratus Properties (NASDAQ: STRS) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Stratus Properties to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.7% of Stratus Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.5% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Stratus Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by company 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 Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Stratus Properties and its peers, as provided 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 18.35%. Given Stratus Properties’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Stratus Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Stratus Properties and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share 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 561.07

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

Volatility & Risk

Stratus Properties has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stratus Properties’ peers have a beta of 0.58, suggesting that their average stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Stratus Properties and its peers’ 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 15.50% -1.75% 1.25%


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

About Stratus Properties

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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