America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ: ATAX) is one of 26 public companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays out 156.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 28.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. 0 1 0 0 2.00
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Competitors 158 560 519 23 2.32

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.44%. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 29.22%. Given America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s peers have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.7% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.7% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. 33.34% 6.63% 2.09%
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Competitors 14.74% -27.50% 0.87%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. N/A N/A 19.22
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Competitors $678.45 million $169.32 million 11.92

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. peers beat America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Company Profile

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is engaged in acquiring, holding, selling and dealing with a portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing for multifamily and student housing (collectively Residential Properties) and commercial properties. Its segments are Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments, MF Properties, Public Housing Capital Fund Trusts and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) Investments. Its Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments segment consists of its portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing for the residential properties and a commercial property. The MF Properties segment consists of indirect equity interests in multifamily, student housing, and senior citizen residential properties, which are not financed by mortgage revenue bonds held by the Company, but which it intends to finance by such bonds through a restructuring.

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