Head-To-Head Review: AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) & Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX)

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AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) and Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

AmeriCold Realty Trust has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dynex Capital has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

AmeriCold Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Dynex Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. AmeriCold Realty Trust pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dynex Capital pays out 82.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.2% of Dynex Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of AmeriCold Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Dynex Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for AmeriCold Realty Trust and Dynex Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AmeriCold Realty Trust 0 2 4 0 2.67
Dynex Capital 0 1 2 0 2.67

AmeriCold Realty Trust currently has a consensus target price of $36.75, indicating a potential upside of 3.03%. Dynex Capital has a consensus target price of $18.90, indicating a potential upside of 12.12%. Given Dynex Capital’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dynex Capital is more favorable than AmeriCold Realty Trust.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AmeriCold Realty Trust and Dynex Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AmeriCold Realty Trust $1.60 billion 4.27 $47.99 million $1.18 30.23
Dynex Capital $110.05 million 3.52 $7.02 million $2.19 7.70

AmeriCold Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Dynex Capital. Dynex Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AmeriCold Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares AmeriCold Realty Trust and Dynex Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AmeriCold Realty Trust 1.75% 2.36% 0.89%
Dynex Capital -178.71% 12.03% 1.01%

Summary

Dynex Capital beats AmeriCold Realty Trust on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

AmeriCold Realty Trust Company Profile

Americold is the world's largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 155 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 918.7 million refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. Americold's facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Americold serves approximately 2,400 customers and employs approximately 11,000 associates worldwide.

Dynex Capital Company Profile

Dynex Capital, Inc., a mortgage real estate investment trust, invests in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) on a leveraged basis in the United States. It invests in agency and non-agency MBS consisting of residential MBS, commercial MBS (CMBS), and CMBS interest-only securities. Agency MBS have a guaranty of principal payment by an agency of the U.S. government or a U.S. government-sponsored entity, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Non-Agency MBS have no such guaranty of payment. The company has qualified 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. Dynex Capital, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.

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