Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) and (NASDAQ:LADR) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

50.7% of Chimera Investment Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Chimera Investment Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Chimera Investment Corporation and , as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chimera Investment Corporation 0 4 0 0 2.00
0 0 0 0 N/A

Chimera Investment Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $18.83, indicating a potential upside of 2.24%.

Dividends

Chimera Investment Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.9%. does not pay a dividend. Chimera Investment Corporation pays out 61.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Chimera Investment Corporation has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Chimera Investment Corporation and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chimera Investment Corporation $934.07 million 3.70 $551.94 million $3.26 5.65
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Chimera Investment Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than .

Profitability

This table compares Chimera Investment Corporation and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chimera Investment Corporation 58.21% 13.29% 2.33%
N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Chimera Investment Corporation beats on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Chimera Investment Corporation

Chimera Investment Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company is engaged in the business of investing in a portfolio of mortgage assets, including agency residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS), non-agency RMBS, agency commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage loans and real estate related securities. The Company’s objective is to provide risk-adjusted returns to its investors over the long-term, primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation. The Company focuses to achieve this objective by investing in an investment portfolio of RMBS, agency CMBS, residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. The MBS and real estate-related securities the Company purchases include investment-grade and non-investment grade classes, including the BB-rated, B-rated and non-rated classes. It also invests in investment grade and non-investment grade RMBS.

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