Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:AGM.A) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation 24.02% 15.01% 0.41%
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. 20.30% 14.97% 0.50%

Dividends

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. does not pay a dividend. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation pays out 19.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $65.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.71%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.1% of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation $180.87 million 4.13 $77.09 million $7.27 9.69
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp..

Summary

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation beats Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Company Profile

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company’s segments include Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, Institutional Credit and Corporate. Its secondary market activities are purchasing eligible loans directly from lenders; providing advances against eligible loans by purchasing obligations secured by those loans; securitizing assets and guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on the resulting securities that represent interests in, or obligations secured by, pools of eligible loans; and issuing long-term standby purchase commitments (LTSPCs) for eligible loans. The loans eligible for the secondary market provided by Farmer Mac include mortgage loans secured by first liens on agricultural real estate, including part-time farms and rural housing (comprising the assets eligible for the Farm & Ranch line of business).

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Company Profile

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company’s segments include Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, Institutional Credit and Corporate. Its secondary market activities are purchasing eligible loans directly from lenders; providing advances against eligible loans by purchasing obligations secured by those loans; securitizing assets and guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on the resulting securities that represent interests in, or obligations secured by, pools of eligible loans; and issuing long-term standby purchase commitments (LTSPCs) for eligible loans. The loans eligible for the secondary market provided by Farmer Mac include mortgage loans secured by first liens on agricultural real estate, including part-time farms and rural housing (comprising the assets eligible for the Farm & Ranch line of business).

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