America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ: ATAX) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. N/A N/A 18.91
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Competitors $678.45 million $169.32 million 12.38

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. 0 1 0 0 2.00
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Competitors 158 565 523 23 2.32

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.83%. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 26.59%. Given America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s competitors have a beta of 0.83, suggesting that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays out 156.3% 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, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 28.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. 33.34% 6.63% 2.09%
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Competitors 14.79% -27.48% 0.87%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.7% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.7% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. competitors beat America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is engaged in acquiring, holding, selling and dealing with a portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing for multifamily and student housing (collectively Residential Properties) and commercial properties. Its segments are Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments, MF Properties, Public Housing Capital Fund Trusts and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) Investments. Its Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments segment consists of its portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing for the residential properties and a commercial property. The MF Properties segment consists of indirect equity interests in multifamily, student housing, and senior citizen residential properties, which are not financed by mortgage revenue bonds held by the Company, but which it intends to finance by such bonds through a restructuring.

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