CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW (NYSE:CIM) and Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.5%. Stag Industrial pays an annual dividend of $1.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW pays out 85.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Stag Industrial pays out 79.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Stag Industrial has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
This table compares CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW and Stag Industrial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW||16.96%||12.60%||1.77%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW and Stag Industrial, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW||0||2||1||0||2.33|
CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW currently has a consensus price target of $19.25, suggesting a potential upside of 0.79%. Stag Industrial has a consensus price target of $30.63, suggesting a potential upside of 7.01%. Given Stag Industrial’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stag Industrial is more favorable than CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW.
Volatility and Risk
CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stag Industrial has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
52.0% of CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.9% of Stag Industrial shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Stag Industrial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW and Stag Industrial’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW||$1.27 billion||2.81||$411.64 million||$2.34||8.16|
|Stag Industrial||$350.99 million||10.37||$92.92 million||$1.79||15.99|
CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW has higher revenue and earnings than Stag Industrial. CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Stag Industrial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Stag Industrial beats CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW
Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, invests in a portfolio of mortgage assets, including residential mortgage loans, agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities, agency mortgage-backed securities secured by pools of commercial mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, and other real estate related securities. It has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, the company would not be subject to U.S. federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders. Chimera Investment Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About Stag Industrial
STAG Industrial, Inc. is an industrial real estate operating company focused on the acquisition, ownership, and operation of single-tenant, industrial properties throughout the United States. The Company was formed as a Maryland corporation and has elected to be treated and intends to continue to qualify as a real estate investment trust (?REIT?) under Sections 856 through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The Company is structured as an umbrella partnership REIT, commonly called an UPREIT, and owns substantially all of its properties and conducts substantially all of its business through its operating partnership, STAG Industrial Operating Partnership, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the ?Operating Partnership?).
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