Analyzing Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit (ANH) and Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX)

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit (NYSE:ANH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

Equinix pays an annual dividend of $9.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.7%. Equinix pays out 47.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Equinix has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Equinix has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Equinix and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equinix 0 1 11 0 2.92
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit 1 0 0 0 1.00

Equinix presently has a consensus price target of $494.55, indicating a potential upside of 10.78%. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit has a consensus price target of $4.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.44%. Given Equinix’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Equinix is more favorable than Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Equinix and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Equinix $5.07 billion 7.12 $365.36 million $20.69 21.58
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit $122.32 million 3.30 -$6.49 million N/A N/A

Equinix has higher revenue and earnings than Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit.

Profitability

This table compares Equinix and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equinix 7.20% 6.88% 2.43%
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit 28.41% 10.83% 1.04%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.9% of Equinix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Equinix shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit 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.

Summary

Equinix beats Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Equinix Company Profile

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. In 52 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Reit Company Profile

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It primarily invests in, finances, and manages a leveraged portfolio of residential mortgage-backed securities and loans that are guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprises, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. The company also invests in non-agency mortgage backed securities, which are secured by first-lien residential mortgage loans; and other mortgage-related investments consisting of mortgage derivative securities, subordinated interests, and residential real estate properties. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. The company generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation was founded in 1997 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

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