Bimini Capital Managment (OTCMKTS:BMNM) and CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (NYSE:CCI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Bimini Capital Managment and CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bimini Capital Managment 0 0 0 0 N/A
CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH 0 4 7 0 2.64

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH has a consensus target price of $117.80, indicating a potential upside of 9.47%. Given CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH is more favorable than Bimini Capital Managment.

Profitability

This table compares Bimini Capital Managment and CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bimini Capital Managment -179.57% -4.66% -0.91%
CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH 10.07% 4.22% 1.63%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. 32.0% of Bimini Capital Managment shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bimini Capital Managment and CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bimini Capital Managment $7.43 million 3.43 -$16.48 million N/A N/A
CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH $4.36 billion 10.25 $444.55 million $4.85 22.19

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH has higher revenue and earnings than Bimini Capital Managment.

Dividends

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $4.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Bimini Capital Managment does not pay a dividend. CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH pays out 92.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Bimini Capital Managment has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH beats Bimini Capital Managment on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bimini Capital Managment

Bimini Capital Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily invests in residential mortgage-related securities. The company operates through two segments, Asset Management and Investment Portfolio. It offers investment advisory services; invests in shares; and administers business activities and day-to-day operations. The company was formerly known as Opteum Inc. and changed its name to Bimini Capital Management, Inc. in September 2007. Bimini Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Vero Beach, Florida.

About CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH

Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 65,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.

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