Contrasting American Strategic Investment (NYSE:NYC) & Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX)

American Strategic Investment (NYSE:NYCGet Free Report) and Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIXGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.0% of American Strategic Investment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.9% of Equinix shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of American Strategic Investment shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Equinix shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

American Strategic Investment has a beta of -0.12, meaning that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equinix has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for American Strategic Investment and Equinix, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Strategic Investment 0 1 0 0 2.00
Equinix 0 6 7 1 2.64

American Strategic Investment presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 35.36%. Equinix has a consensus price target of $862.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.31%. Given American Strategic Investment’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe American Strategic Investment is more favorable than Equinix.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares American Strategic Investment and Equinix’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Strategic Investment $62.71 million 0.23 -$105.92 million ($46.91) -0.13
Equinix $8.19 billion 8.64 $969.18 million $10.31 72.55

Equinix has higher revenue and earnings than American Strategic Investment. American Strategic Investment 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 American Strategic Investment and Equinix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Strategic Investment -168.91% -36.93% -14.00%
Equinix 11.84% 8.01% 3.05%

Summary

Equinix beats American Strategic Investment on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About American Strategic Investment

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American Strategic Investment Co. (NYSE: NYC) owns a portfolio of high-quality commercial real estate located within the five boroughs of New York City.

About Equinix

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Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world's digital infrastructure company . Digital leaders harness Equinix's trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. Equinix enables organizations to access all the right places, partners and possibilities to scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value, while supporting their sustainability goals.

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