Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Annaly Capital Management to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Dividends

Annaly Capital Management pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.2%. Annaly Capital Management pays out 48.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 9.5% and pay out 90.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Annaly Capital Management is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.0% of Annaly Capital Management shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.7% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Annaly Capital Management shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Annaly Capital Management and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Annaly Capital Management 104.56% 11.59% 1.52%
Annaly Capital Management Competitors 66.81% 10.58% 2.59%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Annaly Capital Management and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Annaly Capital Management 1 3 2 0 2.17
Annaly Capital Management Competitors 119 862 885 33 2.44

Annaly Capital Management currently has a consensus price target of $11.08, indicating a potential downside of 6.23%. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 5.70%. Given Annaly Capital Management’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Annaly Capital Management has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Annaly Capital Management and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Annaly Capital Management $2.21 billion $1.43 billion 4.73
Annaly Capital Management Competitors $371.19 million $190.39 million 1.96

Annaly Capital Management has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Annaly Capital Management 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.

Risk & Volatility

Annaly Capital Management has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Annaly Capital Management’s competitors have a beta of 0.65, meaning that their average share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Annaly Capital Management competitors beat Annaly Capital Management on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Annaly Capital Management

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns a portfolio of real estate related investments. Its investment groups primarily consist of Agency, which invests primarily in various types of Agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; Residential credit, which invests primarily in non-Agency mortgage-backed assets within securitized products and residential mortgage loan markets; Commercial real estate, which originates and invests in commercial mortgage loans, securities, and other commercial real estate investments, and Middle market, which provides customized debt financing to middle-market businesses. Its business operations consist of Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc., which is its subsidiary that specializes in originating or acquiring, financing and managing commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt; Annaly Middle Market Lending LLC, and RCap Securities, Inc.

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