NasdaqCM:MAYS

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

J.W. Mays, Inc. owns, operates, and leases commercial real estate properties in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with questionable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has J.W. Mays's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MAYS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.03%

MAYS

-0.09%

US Real Estate

0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-20.1%

MAYS

21.5%

US Real Estate

20.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: MAYS underperformed the US Real Estate industry which returned 21.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MAYS underperformed the US Market which returned 20.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

MAYSIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.03%-0.09%0.6%
30 Dayn/a4.1%2.5%
90 Day-13.5%7.3%4.9%
1 Year-20.1%-20.1%22.6%21.5%23.5%20.8%
3 Year-27.3%-27.3%32.1%28.9%46.5%37.0%
5 Year-34.8%-34.8%15.2%11.4%64.6%46.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is J.W. Mays's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is J.W. Mays undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

37.44x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MAYS ($31.99) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($26.19)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MAYS is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MAYS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.4x) compared to the Real Estate industry average (24.8x).

PE vs Market: MAYS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.4x) compared to the US market (18.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MAYS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MAYS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Real Estate industry average (1.6x).


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Future Growth

How is J.W. Mays forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

8.1%

Forecasted Real Estate industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as J.W. Mays has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has J.W. Mays performed over the past 5 years?

4.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MAYS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MAYS's current net profit margins (8.5%) are lower than last year (12.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MAYS's earnings have grown by 4.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MAYS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: MAYS had negative earnings growth (-31.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Real Estate industry average (-25%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: MAYS's Return on Equity (3.1%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is J.W. Mays's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MAYS's short term assets ($6.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: MAYS's short term assets ($6.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($27.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MAYS's debt to equity ratio (9.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: MAYS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 14.3% to 9.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MAYS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (72.4%).

Interest Coverage: MAYS earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: MAYS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: MAYS's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.3x debt).


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Dividend

What is J.W. Mays's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.1%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MAYS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MAYS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MAYS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MAYS's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MAYS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

What is the CEO of J.W. Mays's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

24.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Lloyd Shulman (77yo)

24.5yrs

Tenure

US$426,481

Compensation

Mr. Lloyd J. Shulman has been the Chief Executive Officer since June 1995, Chief Operating Officer since 1978 and President since November 1978 at JW Mays Inc. and also its Chairman of JW Mays Inc. since ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Lloyd's total compensation ($USD426.48K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD526.35K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Lloyd's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

24.5yrs

Average Tenure

68yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: MAYS's management team is seasoned and experienced (24.5 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

16.3yrs

Average Tenure

73yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: MAYS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 16.3 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Management Team

  • Lloyd Shulman (77yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 24.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$426.48k
  • Ward Lyke (68yo)

    VP & Assistant Treasurer

    • Tenure: 16.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$306.51k
  • George Silva (69yo)

    Vice President of Operations

    • Tenure: 24.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$349.21k
  • Mark Greenblatt (65yo)

    CFO, VP

    • Tenure: 16.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$453.97k
  • Lance Myers (68yo)

    Special Counsel

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$6.63k
  • Salvatore Cappuzzo

    Secretary

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Lloyd Shulman (77yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 24.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$426.48k
  • Mark Greenblatt (65yo)

    CFO, VP

    • Tenure: 16.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$453.97k
  • Jack Schwartz (97yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 32.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$51.30k
  • Dean Ryder (73yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 20.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$43.30k
  • Robert Ecker (62yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$43.30k
  • John Pearl (84yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$43.30k
  • Steven Gurney-Goldman (28yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$42.70k

Company Information

J.W. Mays, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: J.W. Mays, Inc.
  • Ticker: MAYS
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1924
  • Industry: Real Estate Operating Companies
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: US$64.485m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.02m
  • Website: https://www.jwmays.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • J.W. Mays, Inc.
  • Nine Bond Street
  • Brooklyn
  • New York
  • 11201
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MAYSNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968

Biography

J.W. Mays, Inc. owns, operates, and leases commercial real estate properties in the United States. Its properties are located in Brooklyn, Jamaica, Fishkill, Levittown, and Massapequa of New York, as well  ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/12/13 23:55
End of Day Share Price2019/12/13 00:00
Earnings2019/10/31
Annual Earnings2019/07/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.