JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE:JBGS) versus Mack-Cali Realty (NYSE:CLI) Critical Survey

JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE:JBGS) and Mack-Cali Realty (NYSE:CLI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

JBG SMITH Properties has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mack-Cali Realty has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for JBG SMITH Properties and Mack-Cali Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JBG SMITH Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00
Mack-Cali Realty 0 1 1 0 2.50

JBG SMITH Properties presently has a consensus price target of $40.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.41%. Mack-Cali Realty has a consensus price target of $21.50, suggesting a potential upside of 18.85%. Given Mack-Cali Realty’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mack-Cali Realty is more favorable than JBG SMITH Properties.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.9% of JBG SMITH Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.8% of Mack-Cali Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of JBG SMITH Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of Mack-Cali Realty shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares JBG SMITH Properties and Mack-Cali Realty’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JBG SMITH Properties $602.72 million 7.39 -$62.30 million $1.19 28.39
Mack-Cali Realty $313.56 million 5.23 -$51.39 million $1.07 16.91

Mack-Cali Realty has lower revenue, but higher earnings than JBG SMITH Properties. Mack-Cali Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than JBG SMITH Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares JBG SMITH Properties and Mack-Cali Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JBG SMITH Properties -20.65% -3.82% -2.03%
Mack-Cali Realty -1.27% -8.16% -2.46%

Summary

JBG SMITH Properties beats Mack-Cali Realty on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

JBG SMITH Properties Company Profile

JBG SMITH Properties is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in owning, operating, investing in, and developing a portfolio of mixed-use properties. It operates through the following segments: Commercial, Multifamily, and Other. The company was founded on October 27, 2016 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

Mack-Cali Realty Company Profile

One of the country's leading real estate investment trusts (REITs), Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is an owner, manager and developer of premier office and multifamily properties in select waterfront and transit-oriented markets throughout New Jersey. Mack-Cali is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is the visionary behind the city's flourishing waterfront, where the company is leading development, improvement and place-making initiatives for Harborside, a master-planned destination comprised of class A office, luxury apartments, diverse retail and restaurants, and public spaces. A fully integrated and self-managed company, Mack-Cali has provided world-class management, leasing, and development services throughout New Jersey and the surrounding region for over two decades. By regularly investing in its properties and innovative lifestyle amenity packages, Mack-Cali creates environments that empower tenants and residents to reimagine the way they work and live.

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