MTGE Investment (NASDAQ:MTGE) and Regency Centers (NYSE:REG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for MTGE Investment and Regency Centers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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MTGE Investment currently has a consensus target price of $19.75, suggesting a potential upside of ∞. Regency Centers has a consensus target price of $69.03, suggesting a potential upside of 0.25%. Given MTGE Investment’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe MTGE Investment is more favorable than Regency Centers.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares MTGE Investment and Regency Centers’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Regency Centers||$984.33 million||11.72||$176.07 million||$3.69||18.66|
Regency Centers has higher revenue and earnings than MTGE Investment.
This table compares MTGE Investment and Regency Centers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
77.2% of MTGE Investment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.9% of Regency Centers shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of MTGE Investment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Regency Centers shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
MTGE Investment pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share. Regency Centers pays an annual dividend of $2.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Regency Centers pays out 63.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MTGE Investment has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Regency Centers has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Regency Centers is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Regency Centers beats MTGE Investment on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About MTGE Investment
MTGE Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in, finances and manages a leveraged portfolio of real estate-related investments, which include agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), non-agency securities, other mortgage-related investments and other real estate investments. Agency RMBS includes residential mortgage pass-through certificates and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) structured from residential mortgage pass-through certificates for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), or by a United States Government agency, such as Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). Non-agency securities include securities backed by residential mortgages that are not guaranteed by a GSE or the United States Government agency, and credit risk transfer securities (CRT). The Company’s manager is MTGE Management, LLC.
About Regency Centers
Regency Centers is the preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers located in affluent and densely populated trade areas. Our portfolio includes thriving properties merchandised with highly productive grocers, restaurants, service providers, and best-in-class retailers that connect to their neighborhoods, communities, and customers. Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency Centers is a qualified real estate investment trust (REIT) that is self-administered, self-managed, and an S&P 500 Index member.
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