Reviewing America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX) and Wins Finance (WINS)

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

Dividends

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for America First Multifamily Investors and Wins Finance, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America First Multifamily Investors 0 1 0 0 2.00
Wins Finance 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America First Multifamily Investors 46.47% 14.33% 4.08%
Wins Finance N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

America First Multifamily Investors has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wins Finance has a beta of 4.39, meaning that its stock price is 339% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors and Wins Finance’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America First Multifamily Investors $70.38 million 5.68 $30.59 million N/A N/A
Wins Finance $100,000.00 4,721.44 $10.49 million N/A N/A

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

9.1% of America First Multifamily Investors shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Wins Finance 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors beats Wins Finance on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Wins Finance Company Profile

Wins Finance Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financing solutions for small and medium enterprises in the People's Republic of China. It offers financial guarantees, as well as financial leasing, advisory, consultancy, and agency services in Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province, and Beijing. The company is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Wins Finance Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Freeman FinTech Corporation Limited.

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