New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ: NYMT) is one of 38 public companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare New York Mortgage Trust to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.1% of New York Mortgage Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of New York Mortgage 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for New York Mortgage Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New York Mortgage Trust 0 3 1 0 2.25
New York Mortgage Trust Competitors 200 1041 920 42 2.36

New York Mortgage Trust presently has a consensus price target of $6.42, indicating a potential upside of 4.00%. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 2.08%. Given New York Mortgage Trust’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe New York Mortgage Trust is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares New York Mortgage Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New York Mortgage Trust 19.62% 10.05% 0.71%
New York Mortgage Trust Competitors 49.20% 10.70% 2.78%

Risk & Volatility

New York Mortgage Trust has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New York Mortgage Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.72, suggesting that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares New York Mortgage Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
New York Mortgage Trust $107.14 million N/A 12.10
New York Mortgage Trust Competitors $626.30 million $243.53 million 1.55

New York Mortgage Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than New York Mortgage Trust. New York Mortgage Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

New York Mortgage Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.0%. New York Mortgage Trust pays out 156.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 10.0% and pay out 80.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

New York Mortgage Trust rivals beat New York Mortgage Trust on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About New York Mortgage Trust

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, investing in, financing and managing primarily mortgage-related assets and financial assets. The Company’s investment portfolio includes residential mortgage loans, including second mortgages and loans sourced from distressed markets, non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), multi-family commercial mortgage-backed securities, preferred equity and joint venture equity investments in, and mezzanine loans to, owners of multi-family properties, equity and debt securities issued by entities that invest in residential and commercial real estate and agency RMBS. It may acquire and manage various other types of mortgage-related and financial assets, including, without limitation, collateralized mortgage obligations and securities issued by newly originated residential securitizations, including credit sensitive securities from these securitizations.

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