Comparing Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AGM) & Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (AGM.A)

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:AGM.A) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation 24.02% 15.01% 0.41%
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. 20.30% 14.97% 0.50%

Dividends

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. does not pay a dividend. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation pays out 19.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation $180.87 million 4.13 $77.09 million $7.27 9.69
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp..

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.1% of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $65.00, suggesting a potential downside of 7.71%.

Summary

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation beats Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Company Profile

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company’s segments include Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, Institutional Credit and Corporate. Its secondary market activities are purchasing eligible loans directly from lenders; providing advances against eligible loans by purchasing obligations secured by those loans; securitizing assets and guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on the resulting securities that represent interests in, or obligations secured by, pools of eligible loans; and issuing long-term standby purchase commitments (LTSPCs) for eligible loans. The loans eligible for the secondary market provided by Farmer Mac include mortgage loans secured by first liens on agricultural real estate, including part-time farms and rural housing (comprising the assets eligible for the Farm & Ranch line of business).

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Company Profile

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company’s segments include Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, Institutional Credit and Corporate. Its secondary market activities are purchasing eligible loans directly from lenders; providing advances against eligible loans by purchasing obligations secured by those loans; securitizing assets and guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on the resulting securities that represent interests in, or obligations secured by, pools of eligible loans; and issuing long-term standby purchase commitments (LTSPCs) for eligible loans. The loans eligible for the secondary market provided by Farmer Mac include mortgage loans secured by first liens on agricultural real estate, including part-time farms and rural housing (comprising the assets eligible for the Farm & Ranch line of business).

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