Reviewing South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI)’s and Its Peers results

South Jersey Industries Inc. (NYSE:SJI) is a company in the Gas Utilities industry and that’s how we compare it to its peers. The comparing will be based on the dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.7% of South Jersey Industries Inc.’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.18% of all Gas Utilities’s companies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of South Jersey Industries Inc. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.31% of all Gas Utilities companies shares are held by company insiders.

Profitability

Table 1 has South Jersey Industries Inc. and its peers’ return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
South Jersey Industries Inc. 1.09% 0.00% 0.00%
Industry Average 8.30% 16.62% 5.01%

Valuation & Earnings

In next table we are comparing South Jersey Industries Inc. and its peers’ valuation, net income and top-line revenue.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
South Jersey Industries Inc. 17.90M 1.64B 0.00
Industry Average 329.67M 3.97B 23.20

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 shows breakdown of current ratings for South Jersey Industries Inc. and its peers.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
South Jersey Industries Inc. 0 1 0 2.00
Industry Average 1.33 2.00 2.57 2.17

South Jersey Industries Inc. currently has an average price target of $33, suggesting a potential upside of 5.20%. As a group, Gas Utilities companies have a potential upside of 37.07%. Based on the results given earlier, South Jersey Industries Inc. is looking more favorable than its peers, research analysts’ opionion.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of South Jersey Industries Inc. and its peers.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
South Jersey Industries Inc. -4.23% 0.47% -4.93% -9.5% 13.68% 7.63%
Industry Average 1.73% 4.48% 5.21% 7.68% 23.23% 14.23%

For the past year South Jersey Industries Inc. was less bullish than its rivals.

Liquidity

South Jersey Industries Inc. has a Current Ratio of 0.4 and a Quick Ratio of 0.4. Competitively, South Jersey Industries Inc.’s rivals Current Ratio is 1.18 and has 1.02 Quick Ratio. South Jersey Industries Inc.’s competitors have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than South Jersey Industries Inc.

Volatility & Risk

South Jersey Industries Inc. is 18.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 because the company has a beta of 0.82. In other hand, South Jersey Industries Inc.’s rivals have beta of 0.67 which is 32.67% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Dividends

$1.13 per share with a dividend yield of 3.62% is the annual dividend that South Jersey Industries Inc. pays. On the other side South Jersey Industries Inc.’s rivals have dividend yield of 4.36%.

Summary

South Jersey Industries Inc.’s competitors show that they’re better in 5 of the 5 factors compared to the company itself.

South Jersey Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides energy-related products and services. The company engages in the purchase, transmission, and sale of natural gas. It also sells natural gas and pipeline transportation capacity on a wholesale basis to residential, commercial, and industrial customers on the interstate pipeline system, as well as transports natural gas, which is purchased directly from producers or suppliers to their customers. As of December 31, 2016, the company had approximately 146.2 miles of mains in the transmission system and 6,605 miles of mains in the distribution system; and served 377,625 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southern New Jersey. In addition, it markets natural gas storage, commodity, and transportation assets on a wholesale basis for energy marketers, electric and gas utilities, power plants, and natural gas producers in the mid-Atlantic, Appalachian, and southern regions of the United States. Further, the company develops, owns, and operates energy projects comprising thermal facilities, combined heat and power facilities, landfill gas-fired electric production facilities, and solar projects that provide cooling, heating, and emergency power. Additionally, it acquires and markets natural gas and electricity to retail end users, as well as markets total energy management services; owns oil, gas, and mineral rights in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania; and services residential and small commercial HVAC systems, and installs small commercial HVAC systems, as well as provides plumbing services and services appliances. South Jersey Industries, Inc. was founded in 1910 and is based in Folsom, New Jersey.