Analyzing Mogo Finance Technology (MOGO) and America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX)

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Mogo Finance Technology (NASDAQ:MOGO) and America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mogo Finance Technology -39.52% -1,609.72% -15.25%
America First Multifamily Investors 46.47% 14.33% 4.08%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mogo Finance Technology and America First Multifamily Investors’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mogo Finance Technology $37.54 million 1.45 -$15.21 million ($0.68) -3.46
America First Multifamily Investors $70.38 million 5.66 $30.59 million N/A N/A

America First Multifamily Investors has higher revenue and earnings than Mogo Finance Technology.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.5% of Mogo Finance Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.2% of America First Multifamily Investors shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of America First Multifamily Investors 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.

Dividends

America First Multifamily Investors pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%. Mogo Finance Technology does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Mogo Finance Technology and America First Multifamily Investors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mogo Finance Technology 0 0 3 0 3.00
America First Multifamily Investors 0 1 0 0 2.00

Mogo Finance Technology currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 197.87%. Given Mogo Finance Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mogo Finance Technology is more favorable than America First Multifamily Investors.

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors beats Mogo Finance Technology on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mogo Finance Technology

Mogo Finance Technology Inc. operates as a financial technology company in Canada. The company offers its products to help consumers enhance their financial health. It offers digital access to free monthly credit score monitoring; MogoCard, a Mogo Platinum Prepaid Visa card; MogoMoney personal loans; MogoProtect to identity fraud protection; and MogoMortgage, a digital mortgage brokerage solution. Mogo Finance Technology Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About America First Multifamily Investors

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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