Head to Head Analysis: Hunt Companies Finance Trust (HCFT) & CIM Commercial Trust (CMCT)

Hunt Companies Finance Trust (NYSE:HCFT) and CIM Commercial Trust (NASDAQ:CMCT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hunt Companies Finance Trust and CIM Commercial Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hunt Companies Finance Trust $58.96 million 1.37 -$5.47 million ($0.31) -11.00
CIM Commercial Trust $197.72 million 4.13 $1.12 million N/A N/A

CIM Commercial Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Hunt Companies Finance Trust.

Profitability

This table compares Hunt Companies Finance Trust and CIM Commercial Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hunt Companies Finance Trust -10.76% 7.32% 0.76%
CIM Commercial Trust 0.57% 0.30% 0.08%

Volatility and Risk

Hunt Companies Finance Trust has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CIM Commercial Trust has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.7% of Hunt Companies Finance Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.2% of CIM Commercial Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Hunt Companies Finance Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 90.9% of CIM Commercial Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Hunt Companies Finance Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. CIM Commercial Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Hunt Companies Finance Trust pays out -90.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Hunt Companies Finance Trust and CIM Commercial Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hunt Companies Finance Trust 0 0 1 0 3.00
CIM Commercial Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hunt Companies Finance Trust currently has a consensus price target of $3.75, suggesting a potential upside of 9.97%. Given Hunt Companies Finance Trust’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Hunt Companies Finance Trust is more favorable than CIM Commercial Trust.

Summary

Hunt Companies Finance Trust beats CIM Commercial Trust on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hunt Companies Finance Trust

Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc., a real estate specialty finance company, focuses on investing in portfolio mortgage-backed securities (MBS), mortgages, and other real estate related assets. It invests in agency and non-agency residential MBS, multi-family MBS, mortgage-servicing rights, and other mortgage-related investments. The company is qualified as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was formerly known as Five Oaks Investment Corp. and changed its name to Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc. in May 2018. Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About CIM Commercial Trust

CIM Commercial is a real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, owns, and operates Class A and creative office assets in vibrant and improving metropolitan communities throughout the United States. Its properties are primarily located in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C. CIM Commercial is operated by affiliates of CIM Group, L.P., a vertically-integrated owner and operator of real assets with multi-disciplinary expertise and in-house research, acquisition, credit analysis, development, finance, leasing, and onsite property management capabilities.

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