5 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks: CPLP, ARI, AB, INTX, APSA
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE: ARI) shares currently have a dividend yield of 10.10%. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate finance company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.27 The average volume for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance has been 393,500 shares per day over the past 30 days Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance has a market cap of $583.4 million and is part of the real estate industry Shares are down 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday TheStreet Ratings rates Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 7.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 25.7%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- The gross profit margin for APOLLO COMMERCIAL RE FIN INC is currently very high, coming in at 77.60%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 65.79% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $11.92 million or 1.29% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, APOLLO COMMERCIAL RE FIN INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -0.16%.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 31.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $9.09 million to $11.93 million.
- APOLLO COMMERCIAL RE FIN INC's earnings per share declined by 23.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, APOLLO COMMERCIAL RE FIN INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.68 versus $1.34 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 7.7% in earnings ($1.55 versus $1.68).
- You can view the full Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Ratings Report.
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