Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE: ANH) is one of 16 public companies in the “Specialized REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation 44.13% 8.83% 0.96%
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation Competitors 34.60% 8.74% 3.15%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation $83.05 million N/A 9.62
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation Competitors $966.23 million $509.71 million 27.16

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.85, indicating that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.9%. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation pays out 95.2% 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, “Specialized REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 169.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation Competitors 85 317 592 24 2.55

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.99%. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies have a potential upside of 14.67%. Given Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.2% of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.9% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation rivals beat Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment objective is to provide risk-adjusted total returns to its stockholders over the long-term primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation. Its strategy is to invest in residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS) (both Agency MBS and Non-Agency MBS), residential mortgage loans and residential rental properties. Its principal business objective is to generate net income for distribution to its stockholders primarily based upon the spread between the interest income on its mortgage assets and its borrowing costs to finance its acquisition of those assets. The Company finances residential mortgage loans through asset-backed securities, which are issued by the consolidated securitization trusts. The Company is engaged in investing in, financing and managing a portfolio of residential mortgage-backed securities and residential mortgage loans.

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