WMIH (COOP) versus America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX) Head to Head Review

WMIH (NASDAQ:COOP) and America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares WMIH and America First Multifamily Investors’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WMIH $7.89 million 161.13 $25.88 million $0.12 116.67
America First Multifamily Investors $70.38 million 4.86 $30.59 million $0.44 12.86

America First Multifamily Investors has higher revenue and earnings than WMIH. America First Multifamily Investors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WMIH, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for WMIH and America First Multifamily Investors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WMIH 0 2 2 0 2.50
America First Multifamily Investors 0 1 0 0 2.00

WMIH presently has a consensus price target of $20.67, indicating a potential upside of 47.62%. Given WMIH’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe WMIH is more favorable than America First Multifamily Investors.

Volatility & Risk

WMIH has a beta of -0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 161% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, America First Multifamily Investors has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.0% of America First Multifamily Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of WMIH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of America First Multifamily Investors shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

America First Multifamily Investors pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.8%. WMIH does not pay a dividend. America First Multifamily Investors pays out 113.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares WMIH and America First Multifamily Investors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WMIH 183.04% 160.21% 19.21%
America First Multifamily Investors 46.47% 14.33% 4.08%

Summary

WMIH beats America First Multifamily Investors on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

WMIH Company Profile

Mr. Cooper Group Inc. provides servicing, origination, and transaction-based services related principally to single-family residences in the United States. It offers home loan servicers focused on delivering various servicing and lending products, services, and technologies. The company provides technology and data enhanced solutions to homebuyers, home sellers, real estate agents, and mortgage companies. It operates primarily under the Mr. Cooper and Xome brands. The company was formerly known as WMIH Corp. and changed its name to Mr. Cooper Group Inc. in October 2018. Mr. Cooper Group Inc. is based in Coppell, Texas.

America First Multifamily Investors Company Profile

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. acquires, holds, sells, and deals in a portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds (MRBs) that are issued to provide construction or permanent financing for multifamily and student housing, and residential and commercial properties. It operates through four segments: Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments, MF Properties, Public housing Capital Fund Trust, and Other Investments. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned 87 MRBs, of which various bonds were issued by state and local housing authorities in order to provide construction or permanent financing for 63 residential properties comprising a total of 10,666 rental units located in 14 states in the United States. America First Capital Associates Limited Partnership Two serves as the general partner of the company. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. was founded in 1998 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

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