American Homes 4 Rent (AMH)Growth Analysis: Profit Driven by Strength

American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Tamara Hughes Gustavson Trustee with 17,986,551 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Christopher Lau Chief Financial Officer, with 69,317 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 62,539 shares of AMH is Bryan Smith Chief Operating Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of American Homes 4 Rent (AMH), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 37.0 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc. with 16.0 million shares. In the third-place spot with 16.0 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $26.36 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 4375327. Compare that to its average daily volume of 2.10M. Given the fact that this stock has 300.47M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $7.92B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 0.60. Its Price to Sales ratio is 7.13, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 66.45, and its Price to Book ratio is 1.49.

AMH stock has achieved a 5-day range of $25.61 to $26.67, with a total performance of +2.41% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $25.55 to $26.67, generating a +2.21% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +4.60%, trading in the range of $23.75 to $26.67.

In the past 5 days, shares of AMH have made a new high 4 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 9 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 13 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 6/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.08. This is a 0.04 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.04, amounting to an earnings surprise of 100.00%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 6/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.03, making for an earnings surprise of 66.70%. For the quarter ending 12/30/2018, EPS was reported at 0.06, generating a 20.00% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $112.0 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $76.0 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $410.0 million for the year, compared to $385.0 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$492.0 million, compared to -$839.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $-81.0 million compared to the prior year’s $-453.0 million.

American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.04, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.58, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.54 and a Debt to EBITDA of 4.82. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 1.89, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 1.67 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.54.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 5/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 21.39, a Net Margin of 11.26, a ROE of 1.37, and a ROC of 141.55.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for AMH, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 1.5 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.14. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for AMH is now 4.72, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 2.71. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 24.54.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for AMH is sitting at 2.27, while its Current Ratio is 2.27 and its PEG Ratio is 3.12. This stock’s PB Ratio is 1.48, its PS Ratio is 7.06, its Forward PE Ratio is 22.22, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 109.89. Similarly, its Price to Owner Earnings is 20.24, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 20.43 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 17.49.