Bimini Capital Management (OTCMKTS:BMNM) and Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
This table compares Bimini Capital Management and Investors Real Estate Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Bimini Capital Management||-37.81%||-15.33%||-2.58%|
|Investors Real Estate Trust||34.57%||10.77%||4.36%|
Bimini Capital Management has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Investors Real Estate Trust has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
70.4% of Investors Real Estate Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 35.3% of Bimini Capital Management shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Investors Real Estate Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Bimini Capital Management and Investors Real Estate Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bimini Capital Management||$10.06 million||1.21||$13.30 million||N/A||N/A|
|Investors Real Estate Trust||$185.76 million||5.03||$79.21 million||$3.72||19.34|
Investors Real Estate Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Bimini Capital Management.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Bimini Capital Management and Investors Real Estate Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Bimini Capital Management||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Investors Real Estate Trust||0||5||2||0||2.29|
Investors Real Estate Trust has a consensus price target of $74.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.53%. Given Investors Real Estate Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Investors Real Estate Trust is more favorable than Bimini Capital Management.
Investors Real Estate Trust beats Bimini Capital Management on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Bimini Capital Management Company Profile
Bimini Capital Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the asset management business in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Asset Management and Investment Portfolio. It offers investment advisory services; invests in shares; and administers business activities and day-to-day operations, as well as invests in residential mortgage-backed securities. The company was formerly known as Opteum Inc. and changed its name to Bimini Capital Management, Inc. in September 2007. Bimini Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Vero Beach, Florida.
Investors Real Estate Trust Company Profile
IRET is a real estate company focused on the ownership, management, acquisition, redevelopment, and development of apartment communities. As of September 30, 2020, we owned interests in 67 apartment communities consisting of 11,910 apartment homes. IRET's common shares and Series C preferred shares are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE symbols: "IRET" and "IRET PC," respectively).
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