Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (NYSE:CHMI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
Acadia Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.1%. Acadia Realty Trust pays out 83.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment pays out 87.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Acadia Realty Trust has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Acadia Realty Trust has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Acadia Realty Trust and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Acadia Realty Trust||0||1||1||0||2.50|
|Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment||0||0||2||0||3.00|
Acadia Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $31.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.94%. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment has a consensus price target of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 30.70%. Given Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment is more favorable than Acadia Realty Trust.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Acadia Realty Trust and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Acadia Realty Trust||$262.21 million||8.69||$31.17 million||$1.35||19.98|
|Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment||$57.72 million||4.31||$37.28 million||$2.25||6.63|
Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Acadia Realty Trust. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Acadia Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
59.5% of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Acadia Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment shares are held by company 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.
This table compares Acadia Realty Trust and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Acadia Realty Trust||13.32%||1.78%||0.93%|
|Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment||-29.80%||12.36%||1.70%|
Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment beats Acadia Realty Trust on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Acadia Realty Trust Company Profile
Acadia Realty Trust is an equity real estate investment trust focused on delivering long-term, profitable growth via its dual – Core and Fund – operating platforms and its disciplined, location-driven investment strategy. Acadia Realty Trust is accomplishing this goal by building a best-in-class core real estate portfolio with meaningful concentrations of assets in the nation's most dynamic urban and street-retail corridors; making profitable opportunistic and value-add investments through its series of discretionary, institutional funds; and maintaining a strong balance sheet.
Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Company Profile
Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation, a residential real estate finance company, acquires, invests in, and manages residential mortgage assets in the United States. The company operates through Investments in RMBS and Investments in Servicing Related Assets segments. It manages a portfolio of servicing related assets, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), and prime residential mortgage loans, as well as other residential mortgage assets. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation was founded in 2012 and is based in Farmingdale, New Jersey.
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