AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: MITT) is one of 37 public companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare AG Mortgage Investment Trust to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares AG Mortgage Investment Trust and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AG Mortgage Investment Trust||$119.69 million||N/A||6.07|
|AG Mortgage Investment Trust Competitors||$320.94 million||$123.24 million||1.46|
AG Mortgage Investment Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than AG Mortgage Investment Trust. AG Mortgage Investment Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for AG Mortgage Investment Trust and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AG Mortgage Investment Trust||0||3||0||0||2.00|
|AG Mortgage Investment Trust Competitors||113||841||842||31||2.43|
AG Mortgage Investment Trust presently has a consensus target price of $18.17, indicating a potential downside of 7.36%. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 2.65%. Given AG Mortgage Investment Trust’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AG Mortgage Investment Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares AG Mortgage Investment Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AG Mortgage Investment Trust||85.21%||11.97%||2.12%|
|AG Mortgage Investment Trust Competitors||49.98%||10.38%||2.69%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
64.7% of AG Mortgage Investment Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of AG Mortgage Investment Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned 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.
Volatility & Risk
AG Mortgage Investment Trust has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AG Mortgage Investment Trust’s peers have a beta of 0.71, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.
AG Mortgage Investment Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. AG Mortgage Investment Trust pays out 58.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 10.0% and pay out 80.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
AG Mortgage Investment Trust peers beat AG Mortgage Investment Trust on 8 of the 14 factors compared.
About AG Mortgage Investment Trust
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on investing in, acquiring and managing a diversified portfolio of residential mortgage assets, other real estate-related securities and financial assets, which the Company refers to as its target assets. It also focuses on investing in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued or guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise, such as The Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, GSEs), or any agency of the United States Government, such as The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (collectively Agency RMBS), and other real estate-related securities and financial assets, including Non-Agency RMBS, asset backed securities (ABS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and loans.
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