AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: MITT) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare AG Mortgage Investment Trust to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Dividends

AG Mortgage Investment Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.8%. AG Mortgage Investment Trust pays out 58.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 10.0% and pay out 80.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

AG Mortgage Investment Trust has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AG Mortgage Investment Trust’s peers have a beta of 0.71, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for AG Mortgage Investment Trust and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AG Mortgage Investment Trust 0 3 0 0 2.00
AG Mortgage Investment Trust Competitors 200 1044 922 44 2.37

AG Mortgage Investment Trust presently has a consensus target price of $18.17, suggesting a potential downside of 6.31%. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 2.66%. Given AG Mortgage Investment Trust’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AG Mortgage Investment Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AG Mortgage Investment Trust and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
AG Mortgage Investment Trust $119.69 million N/A 6.00
AG Mortgage Investment Trust Competitors $626.30 million $243.53 million 1.57

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.7% of AG Mortgage Investment Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of AG Mortgage Investment Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares AG Mortgage Investment Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AG Mortgage Investment Trust 85.21% 11.97% 2.12%
AG Mortgage Investment Trust Competitors 49.20% 10.70% 2.78%

Summary

AG Mortgage Investment Trust peers beat AG Mortgage Investment Trust on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust Company Profile

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on investing in, acquiring and managing a diversified portfolio of residential mortgage assets, other real estate-related securities and financial assets, which the Company refers to as its target assets. It also focuses on investing in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued or guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise, such as The Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, GSEs), or any agency of the United States Government, such as The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (collectively Agency RMBS), and other real estate-related securities and financial assets, including Non-Agency RMBS, asset backed securities (ABS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and loans.

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