Head to Head Survey: Healthpeak Properties (NYSE:DOC) & AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:MITT)

Healthpeak Properties (NYSE:DOCGet Free Report) and AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:MITTGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Healthpeak Properties and AG Mortgage Investment Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Healthpeak Properties $2.18 billion 6.21 $306.01 million $0.35 54.97
AG Mortgage Investment Trust $260.33 million 0.78 $53.78 million $1.74 3.98

Healthpeak Properties has higher revenue and earnings than AG Mortgage Investment Trust. AG Mortgage Investment Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Healthpeak Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Healthpeak Properties has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AG Mortgage Investment Trust has a beta of 2.04, suggesting that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Healthpeak Properties and AG Mortgage Investment Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Healthpeak Properties 0 6 7 1 2.64
AG Mortgage Investment Trust 0 1 3 0 2.75

Healthpeak Properties presently has a consensus price target of $19.41, suggesting a potential upside of 0.88%. AG Mortgage Investment Trust has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 8.23%. Given AG Mortgage Investment Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AG Mortgage Investment Trust is more favorable than Healthpeak Properties.

Profitability

This table compares Healthpeak Properties and AG Mortgage Investment Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Healthpeak Properties 8.56% 2.54% 1.15%
AG Mortgage Investment Trust 20.84% 10.05% 0.50%

Dividends

Healthpeak Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. AG Mortgage Investment Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.4%. Healthpeak Properties pays out 342.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AG Mortgage Investment Trust pays out 41.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AG Mortgage Investment Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.6% of Healthpeak Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.3% of AG Mortgage Investment Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Healthpeak Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of AG Mortgage Investment Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

AG Mortgage Investment Trust beats Healthpeak Properties on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Healthpeak Properties

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Healthpeak Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) and S&P 500 company. Healthpeak owns, operates, and develops high-quality real estate for healthcare discovery and delivery.

About AG Mortgage Investment Trust

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AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. operates as a residential mortgage real estate investment trust in the United States. Its investment portfolio includes residential investments, including non-agency loans, agency-eligible loans, re-and non-performing loans, and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities, as well as commercial loans and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. was incorporated in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

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