Head-To-Head Review: WeWork (NYSE:WE) & J.W. Mays (NASDAQ:MAYS)

WeWork (NYSE:WEGet Rating) and J.W. Mays (NASDAQ:MAYSGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.2% of WeWork shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of WeWork shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 32.7% of J.W. Mays shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

WeWork has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, J.W. Mays has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for WeWork and J.W. Mays, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WeWork 0 1 5 0 2.83
J.W. Mays 0 0 0 0 N/A

WeWork presently has a consensus price target of $7.83, suggesting a potential upside of 193.38%. Given WeWork’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe WeWork is more favorable than J.W. Mays.


This table compares WeWork and J.W. Mays’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WeWork -73.71% N/A -11.85%
J.W. Mays -3.33% -1.33% -0.75%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares WeWork and J.W. Mays’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WeWork $2.57 billion 0.76 -$4.44 billion N/A N/A
J.W. Mays $21.40 million 4.60 -$710,000.00 ($0.35) -139.46

J.W. Mays has lower revenue, but higher earnings than WeWork.


WeWork beats J.W. Mays on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About WeWork

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WeWork Inc. provides flexible workspace solutions to individuals and organizations worldwide. The company offers workstation, private office, and customized floor solutions; and various amenities and services, such as private phone booths, internet, high-speed business printers and copiers, mail and package handling, front desk services, off-peak building access, common areas, and daily enhanced cleaning solutions. It also offers various value-add services; business and technical service solutions, including professional employer organization and payroll services, remote workforce solutions, human resources benefits, dedicated bandwidth, and IT equipment co-location solutions. In addition, the company offers workspace management solutions, which enable landlords and operators to power flexible spaces and provide direct access to an established customer base. As of December 31, 2021, its real estate portfolio includes 756 locations. WeWork Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About J.W. Mays

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J.W. Mays, Inc. owns, operates, and leases commercial real estate properties in United States. The company's properties are located in Brooklyn, Jamaica, Fishkill, Levittown, and Massapequa of New York; and Circleville of Ohio. J.W. Mays, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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