Head to Head Survey: America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) vs. Pioneer Merger (NASDAQ:PACX)

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for America First Multifamily Investors and Pioneer Merger, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

America First Multifamily Investors currently has a consensus price target of $21.75, suggesting a potential upside of 27.49%. Given America First Multifamily Investors’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe America First Multifamily Investors is more favorable than Pioneer Merger.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors and Pioneer Merger’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America First Multifamily Investors $68.50 million 5.48 $38.10 million $2.32 7.35
Pioneer Merger N/A N/A $8.46 million N/A N/A

America First Multifamily Investors has higher revenue and earnings than Pioneer Merger.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America First Multifamily Investors 78.27% 15.99% 4.33%
Pioneer Merger N/A -52.76% 2.10%

Risk & Volatility

America First Multifamily Investors has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pioneer Merger has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.3% of America First Multifamily Investors 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors beats Pioneer Merger on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

America First Multifamily Investors Company Profile (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.

Pioneer Merger Company Profile (Get Rating)

Pioneer Merger Corp. does not have significant operations. It focuses on effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses in the technology and consumer sectors. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in New York, New York.

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