Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (NYSE:CHMI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This table compares Public Storage and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment||-127.14%||13.19%||1.57%|
Public Storage has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Public Storage and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Public Storage presently has a consensus price target of $244.52, suggesting a potential upside of 14.69%. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.92%. Given Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment is more favorable than Public Storage.
Public Storage pays an annual dividend of $8.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.0%. Public Storage pays out 75.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment pays out 71.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
80.7% of Public Storage shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.0% of Public Storage shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment shares are owned by 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.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Public Storage and Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Public Storage||$2.75 billion||13.52||$1.71 billion||$10.56||20.19|
|Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment||$57.72 million||4.26||$37.28 million||$2.25||6.46|
Public Storage has higher revenue and earnings than Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Public Storage, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Public Storage beats Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Public Storage
Public Storage, a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500, is a REIT that primarily acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. At March 31, 2019, we had: (i) interests in 2,444 self-storage facilities located in 38 states with approximately 164 million net rentable square feet in the United States, (ii) an approximate 35% common equity interest in Shurgard Self Storage SA (Euronext Brussels:SHUR) which owned 231 self-storage facilities located in seven Western European nations with approximately 13 million net rentable square feet operated under the ?Shurgard? brand and (iii) an approximate 42% common equity interest in PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) which owned and operated approximately 28 million rentable square feet of commercial space at March 31, 2019. Our headquarters are located in Glendale, California.
About Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment
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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