Five Oaks Investment Corp. (NYSE: OAKS) is one of 38 public companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Five Oaks Investment Corp. to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Five Oaks Investment Corp. and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Five Oaks Investment Corp. $26.49 million N/A 6.31
Five Oaks Investment Corp. Competitors $626.30 million $243.53 million 1.62

Five Oaks Investment Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Five Oaks Investment Corp.. Five Oaks Investment Corp. 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.

Profitability

This table compares Five Oaks Investment Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five Oaks Investment Corp. 12.65% 10.48% 0.48%
Five Oaks Investment Corp. Competitors 48.45% 10.68% 2.77%

Dividends

Five Oaks Investment Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.2%. Five Oaks Investment Corp. pays out 89.6% 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, “Mortgage REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 10.2% and pay out 80.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.7% of Five Oaks Investment Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Five Oaks Investment Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Five Oaks Investment Corp. has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five Oaks Investment Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 0.72, indicating that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Five Oaks Investment Corp. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five Oaks Investment Corp. 0 1 0 0 2.00
Five Oaks Investment Corp. Competitors 199 1032 914 41 2.36

As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 4.03%. Given Five Oaks Investment Corp.’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Five Oaks Investment Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Five Oaks Investment Corp. competitors beat Five Oaks Investment Corp. on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

Five Oaks Investment Corp. Company Profile

Five Oaks Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investing on a leveraged basis in mortgage and other real estate-related assets, particularly residential mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The Company invests in various assets, such as Agency residential MBS (RMBS); securitizations backed by multi-family mortgage loans, or Multi-Family MBS; residential mortgage loans and other mortgage-related investments, including mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), and Non-Agency RMBS. The Company finances its investments in Agency RMBS, Multi-Family MBS, residential mortgage loans and Non-Agency RMBS primarily through short-term borrowings structured as repurchase agreements. The Company is externally managed and advised by Oak Circle Capital Partners LLC.

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