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

Profitability

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and its competitors’ 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 14.79% -27.41% 0.87%

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 1.7% and pay out 28.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.7% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.9% 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. $41.50 million N/A 19.22
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Competitors $678.45 million $169.32 million 11.71

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s competitors 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 competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

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

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 158 556 513 23 2.32

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. currently 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 29.00%. Given America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

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

About America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.

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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