Head-To-Head Survey: Medalist Diversified REIT (NASDAQ:MDRR) & Exantas Capital (NASDAQ:XAN)

Medalist Diversified REIT (NASDAQ:MDRR) and Exantas Capital (NYSE:XAN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.7% of Medalist Diversified REIT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of Exantas Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Medalist Diversified REIT shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of Exantas Capital shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Medalist Diversified REIT and Exantas Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Medalist Diversified REIT N/A N/A N/A
Exantas Capital 59.04% 7.03% 1.77%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Medalist Diversified REIT and Exantas Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Medalist Diversified REIT $6.59 million 2.94 -$2.74 million N/A N/A
Exantas Capital $55.28 million 6.46 $27.43 million $0.71 15.77

Exantas Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Medalist Diversified REIT.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Medalist Diversified REIT and Exantas Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medalist Diversified REIT 0 0 1 0 3.00
Exantas Capital 0 0 2 0 3.00

Medalist Diversified REIT currently has a consensus target price of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 27.31%. Exantas Capital has a consensus target price of $12.27, indicating a potential upside of 9.55%. Given Medalist Diversified REIT’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Medalist Diversified REIT is more favorable than Exantas Capital.

Dividends

Medalist Diversified REIT pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 16.2%. Exantas Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.0%. Exantas Capital pays out 126.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Exantas Capital beats Medalist Diversified REIT on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Medalist Diversified REIT

There is no company description available for Medalist Diversified REIT Inc.

About Exantas Capital

Exantas Capital Corp., a real estate investment trust, primarily focuses on the origination, holding, and management of commercial mortgage loans and commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States. It invests in commercial real estate-related assets, including first mortgage loans, first priority interests in first mortgage loans, subordinated interests in first mortgage loans, mezzanine debt, preferred equity investments related to commercial real estate (CRE), commercial mortgage-backed securities, and CRE equity investments. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income tax to the extent that it distributes 100% of its REIT taxable income. The company was formerly known as Resource Capital Corp. and changed its name to Exantas Capital Corp. in May 2018. Exantas Capital Corp. was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York.

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