Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) versus Impac Mortgage (NYSE:IMH) Head-To-Head Comparison

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIXGet Rating) and Impac Mortgage (NYSE:IMHGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Equinix has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Impac Mortgage has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.4% of Equinix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.8% of Impac Mortgage shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Equinix shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Impac Mortgage shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Equinix and Impac Mortgage’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Equinix $6.64 billion 10.50 $500.19 million $5.54 138.66
Impac Mortgage $66.32 million 0.22 -$3.88 million ($0.22) -3.14

Equinix has higher revenue and earnings than Impac Mortgage. Impac Mortgage is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Equinix, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Equinix and Impac Mortgage’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equinix 7.54% 6.65% 2.56%
Impac Mortgage -5.85% -128.03% -0.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Equinix and Impac Mortgage, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equinix 0 6 11 1 2.72
Impac Mortgage 0 0 0 0 N/A

Equinix presently has a consensus target price of $853.12, suggesting a potential upside of 11.06%. Given Equinix’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Equinix is more favorable than Impac Mortgage.

Summary

Equinix beats Impac Mortgage on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Equinix (Get Rating)

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world's digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today's businesses to access all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value.

About Impac Mortgage (Get Rating)

Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. operates as a residential mortgage lender in the United States. It operates through three segments: Mortgage Lending, Real Estate Services, and Long-Term Mortgage Portfolio. The Mortgage Lending segment provides mortgage lending products through three lending channels, such as retail, wholesale, and correspondent and opportunistically retain mortgage servicing rights. The Real Estate Services segment provides loss mitigation and real estate services primarily on its long-term mortgage portfolio, including default surveillance, loan modification, short sale, and real estate owned surveillance and disposition services, as well as monitoring, reconciling, and reporting services for residential and multifamily mortgage portfolios. This segment provides services to investors, servicers, and individual borrowers primarily focusing on loss mitigation and performance. The Long-Term Mortgage Portfolio segment consists of residual interests in the securitization trusts reflected as trust assets and liabilities in its consolidated balance sheets. Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Irvine, California.

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