Critical Comparison: America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) and SOS (NYSE:SOS)

America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAXGet Rating) and SOS (NYSE:SOSGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for America First Multifamily Investors and SOS, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America First Multifamily Investors 0 0 2 0 3.00
SOS 0 0 0 0 N/A

America First Multifamily Investors presently has a consensus target price of $21.75, suggesting a potential upside of 23.65%. Given America First Multifamily Investors’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe America First Multifamily Investors is more favorable than SOS.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America First Multifamily Investors 55.63% 10.59% 2.99%
SOS N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors and SOS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America First Multifamily Investors $68.50 million 5.64 $38.10 million $1.56 11.27
SOS $50.29 million 1.50 $4.40 million N/A N/A

America First Multifamily Investors has higher revenue and earnings than SOS.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.0% of America First Multifamily Investors shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.2% of SOS shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of America First Multifamily Investors shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

America First Multifamily Investors has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SOS has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors beats SOS on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About America First Multifamily Investors (Get Rating)

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 and/or permanent financing for multifamily and student housing, and residential and commercial properties. It operates through five segments: Affordable Multifamily MRB Investments, Seniors and Skilled Nursing MRB Investments, MF Properties, Market-Rate Joint Venture Investments, and Public Housing Capital Fund Trusts. As of December 31, 2021, the company owned 74 MRBs issued by state and local housing authorities in order to provide construction or permanent financing for 76 multifamily and seniors housing properties comprising a total of 12,584 rental units located in 17 states; and nine governmental issuer loans related to affordable multifamily properties containing a total of 1,832 rental units located in six 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 incorporated in 1998 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

About SOS (Get Rating)

SOS Limited provides data mining and analysis services to corporate and individual members in the People's Republic of China. It provides marketing data, technology, and solutions for insurance companies; emergency rescue services; and insurance product and health care information portals. The company operates SOS cloud emergency rescue service software as a service platform that offers basic cloud products, such as medical rescue, auto rescue, financial rescue, and life rescue cards; cooperative cloud systems, including information rescue center, intelligent big data, and intelligent software and hardware; and information cloud systems, such as Information Today and E-commerce Today, as well as 10086 hot-line and promotional center for Guangdong Bank of Development. It also focuses on cryptocurrency mining, blockchain-based insurance, and security management businesses. The company serves insurance companies, financial institutions, medical institutions, healthcare providers, and other service providers in the emergency rescue services industry. SOS Limited is headquartered in Qingdao, the People's Republic of China. SOS Limited operates as a subsidiary of DXC Technology Company.

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