Analyzing Maxus Realty Trust (OTCMKTS:MRTI) & Equinix (OTCMKTS:EQIX)

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) and Maxus Realty Trust (OTCMKTS:MRTI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.9% of Equinix shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Equinix shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 43.6% of Maxus Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Equinix pays an annual dividend of $9.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Maxus Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $7.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Equinix pays out 47.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Equinix and Maxus Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equinix 1 1 16 1 2.89
Maxus Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Equinix currently has a consensus price target of $568.63, suggesting a potential upside of 1.47%. Given Equinix’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Equinix is more favorable than Maxus Realty Trust.

Risk & Volatility

Equinix has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maxus Realty Trust has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Equinix and Maxus Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Equinix $5.07 billion 8.93 $365.36 million $20.69 27.07
Maxus Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Equinix has higher revenue and earnings than Maxus Realty Trust.

Profitability

This table compares Equinix and Maxus Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equinix 9.03% 5.94% 2.23%
Maxus Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Equinix beats Maxus Realty Trust on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Equinix Company Profile

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. In 52 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

Maxus Realty Trust Company Profile

Maxus Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust REIT, makes equity investments in real estate properties in the United States. The company primarily invests in multifamily housing properties. As of June 30, 2005, it operated eight apartment communities. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90 taxable income to its shareholders. The company, formerly known as Nooney Realty Trust, Inc., was founded in 1984. Maxus Realty is based in North Kansas City, Missouri.

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