Great Ajax Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:AJX)

About Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)

Great Ajax Corp. logoGreat Ajax Corp. is an externally managed real estate company. The Company is focused on acquiring, investing in and managing a portfolio of re-performing and non-performing mortgage loans secured by single-family residences and single-family properties. Its segment is focused on non-performing mortgages and re-performing mortgages. It also invests in loans secured by multi-family residential and commercial mixed use retail/residential properties, as well as in the properties directly. It also holds real estate-owned properties (REO) acquired upon the foreclosure or other settlement of its owned non-performing loans, as well as through outright purchases. It is managed by Thetis Asset Management LLC, an affiliated entity. Its mortgage loans and other real estate assets are serviced by Gregory Funding LLC, an affiliated entity. The Company conducts its business through its operating partnership, Great Ajax Operating Partnership L.P.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Mortgage REITs
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:AJX
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $265.15 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 17,624,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $14.21
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $13.97
  • 52 Week Range: $12.61 - $15.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.25
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 7.85
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $50.65 million
  • Price / Sales: 5.05
  • Book Value: $15.51 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.94
  • Annual Dividend: $1.20
  • Dividend Yield: 8.3%
  • Net Margins: 58.46%
  • Return on Equity: 10.22%
  • Return on Assets: 3.02%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.07%
  • Current Ratio: 4.44%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.44%
  • Average Volume: 56,377 shs.
  • Beta: 0.86
  • Short Ratio: 5.38

Frequently Asked Questions for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)

What is Great Ajax Corp.'s stock symbol?

Great Ajax Corp. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AJX."

How often does Great Ajax Corp. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Great Ajax Corp.?

Great Ajax Corp. declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. This is an increase from Great Ajax Corp.'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. View Great Ajax Corp.'s Dividend History.

How were Great Ajax Corp.'s earnings last quarter?

Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX) released its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $13.11 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $12.99 million. Great Ajax Corp. had a net margin of 58.46% and a return on equity of 10.22%. View Great Ajax Corp.'s Earnings History.

When will Great Ajax Corp. make its next earnings announcement?

Great Ajax Corp. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Great Ajax Corp..

Where is Great Ajax Corp.'s stock going? Where will Great Ajax Corp.'s stock price be in 2017?

5 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Great Ajax Corp.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $16.00. On average, they anticipate Great Ajax Corp.'s share price to reach $15.20 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Great Ajax Corp..

What are analysts saying about Great Ajax Corp. stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Great Ajax Corp. stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Great Ajax Corp. is a real estate investment trust which acquires, invests and manages a portfolio of mortgage loans secured by single- family residences and single-family properties. The company invest in loans secured by multi-family residential and commercial mixed use retail/residential properties. It also hold real-estate owned properties acquired upon the foreclosure, other settlement of our owned non-performing loans. Great Ajax Corp. is based in Beaverton, Oregon. " (10/3/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "We are reiterating our Outperform rating and $18 price target on shares of Great Ajax after the company reported 4Q16 EPS of $0.33, compared to our $0.52 estimate. Adjusted for two special items, earnings would have been in the mid- forty cents range, still missing estimates due to lower revenue than anticipated. Earnings aside, this was a strong operating quarter for the company as it continues to acquire loans at lower-than-market prices and a brisk pace, which should support earnings growth over the next several quarters. Overall, we remain strong buyers of Great Ajax, especially as the shares currently trade at a 29% discount to NAV despite strong fundamentals and the prospect of near-term earnings growth." (3/8/2017)
  • 3. Instinet analysts commented, "We are again reducing our operating EPS estimates at Great Ajax, which unfortunately has become something of a pattern. AJX is working on several new initiatives that should free material amounts of capital, but none signal the company is becoming more predictable from a GAAP earnings perspective. We see these opportunities generating sporadic, albeit material gains; but, ones we will exclude from our estimates unless they prove to be more consistent than expected." (3/6/2017)

Who are some of Great Ajax Corp.'s key competitors?

Who are Great Ajax Corp.'s key executives?

Great Ajax Corp.'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Lawrence A. Mendelsohn Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer; Manager of Thetis Asset Management LLC
  • Russell Schaub, President, Director; Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gregory Funding LLC
  • Mary Doyle, Chief Financial Officer; Chief Financial Officer of Thetis Asset Management LLC and Gregory Funding LLC
  • Steven L. Begleiter, Director
  • John C. Condas J.D., Independent Director
  • Paul M. Friedman, Independent Director
  • Jonathan Bradford Handley Jr., Independent Director
  • J. Kirk Ogren Jr., Independent Director

When did Great Ajax Corp. IPO?

(AJX) raised $93 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, February 13th 2015. The company issued 5,800,000 shares at $15.00-$17.00 per share. FBR, Sterne Agee and Nomura served as the underwriters for the IPO and Ladenburg Thalmann and MLV were co-managers.

How do I buy Great Ajax Corp. stock?

Shares of Great Ajax Corp. can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Great Ajax Corp.'s stock price today?

One share of Great Ajax Corp. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.52.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE AJX)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  102 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  74 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  176
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Great Ajax Corp. and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $15.20 (4.68% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Price Target History for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Analysts' Ratings History for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/29/2017Compass PointInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$15.50LowView Rating Details
4/20/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017InstinetLower Price TargetNeutral$14.50 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Initiated CoverageOutperform$16.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$16.00 -> $14.50N/AView Rating Details
10/20/2016JMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageMkt Outperform$16.00N/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageOverweight$15.00N/AView Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Earnings by Quarter for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Earnings History by Quarter for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE AJX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2017$0.45N/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2017Q2 2017$0.45$0.36$12.99 million$13.11 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2017Q1$0.47$0.46$12.98 million$13.67 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/1/2017Q416$0.53$0.35$14.20 million$10.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/1/2016Q415$0.62$0.53$6.02 million$11.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q315$0.54$0.50$11.69 million$10.81 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q215$0.41$0.36$9.03 million$8.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q115$0.35$0.28$7.09 billion$6.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.85
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.96
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q2 20171$0.44$0.44$0.44
Q3 20171$0.47$0.47$0.47
Q4 20171$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q1 20181$0.47$0.47$0.47
Q2 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q3 20181$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q4 20181$0.52$0.52$0.52
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Most Recent Dividend:8/30/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.20
Dividend Yield:8.26%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:76.43% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
69.36% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
64.86% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)

Dividend History by Quarter for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE AJX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.80%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 75.26%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/5/2016Lawrence MendelsohnInsiderBuy8,000$12.64$101,120.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Mary B DoyleCFOBuy4,271$13.10$55,950.10View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Lawrence MendelsohnCEOBuy18,000$13.25$238,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Russell SchaubPresidentBuy7,547$13.25$99,997.75View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016Mary B DoyleCFOBuy3,148$13.91$43,788.68View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Jonathan Bradford Handley JrDirectorBuy10,000$10.22$102,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Lawrence MendelsohnCEOBuy3,610$12.01$43,356.10View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Russell SchaubPresidentBuy3,000$12.85$38,550.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2015Lawrence MendelsohnCEOBuy1,000$13.30$13,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2015Daniel Jay HoffmanDirectorBuy1,000$12.94$12,940.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2015Lawrence MendelsohnCEOBuy2,000$12.97$25,940.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Glenn J OhlCFOBuy1,000$13.69$13,690.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Lawrence MendelsohnCEOBuy2,000$13.46$26,920.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2015Daniel Jay HoffmanDirectorBuy1,000$13.77$13,770.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2015Lawrence MendelsohnCEOBuy2,000$14.00$28,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015Lawrence MendelsohnCEOBuy80,000$14.25$1,140,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015Russell SchaubPresidentBuy72,000$14.25$1,026,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
Latest Headlines for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX)
DateHeadline logoHead to Head Review: MFA Financial (MFA) vs. Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) - October 10 at 6:26 AM logoGreat Ajax Corp. Announces Public Offering of Convertible Notes - October 5 at 1:10 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Convertible Notes - October 5 at 1:10 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $14.44 Million - October 4 at 1:58 PM logo$0.44 EPS Expected for Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) This Quarter - October 2 at 6:26 AM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) and Its Peers Critical Comparison - October 1 at 2:20 PM logoREML With 20.5% Dividend Yield Compensates For Many Risks - September 29 at 3:15 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Compass Point - September 29 at 10:56 AM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 24 at 8:56 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast - September 18 at 8:34 PM logoReviewing Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) and Orchid Island Capital (ORC) - September 18 at 4:30 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Survey - September 15 at 2:14 AM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) vs. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD) Financial Comparison - September 9 at 6:22 PM logoCritical Survey: Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) versus Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (CHMI) - September 4 at 10:12 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - August 30 at 8:56 PM logoAnalyzing Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) & Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI) - August 30 at 8:16 PM logo$14.63 Million in Sales Expected for Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) This Quarter - August 28 at 8:00 AM logoContrasting Granite Point Mortgage Trust (GPMT) and Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) - August 18 at 6:14 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX) versus Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN) Head to Head Review - August 12 at 2:26 PM logo Analysts Anticipate Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) to Announce $0.46 Earnings Per Share - August 7 at 4:26 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - August 5 at 8:56 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX) Increases Dividend to $0.30 Per Share - August 3 at 12:10 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.09 EPS - August 2 at 5:40 PM logoGreat Ajax's (AJX) CEO Larry Mendelsohn on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 2 at 3:35 PM logoEdited Transcript of AJX earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT - August 2 at 3:35 PM logoGreat Ajax misses 2Q profit forecasts - August 1 at 9:39 PM logoInvestor Network: Great Ajax Corp. to Host Earnings Call - August 1 at 4:39 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. Announces Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2017 - August 1 at 4:39 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) to Release Earnings on Tuesday - July 27 at 10:07 AM logoGreat Ajax Corp. Schedules Its Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results Release For Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - July 26 at 8:42 PM logoGreat Ajax’s Dividend Performance - July 26 at 3:42 PM logo$0.45 EPS Expected for Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE:AJX) This Quarter - July 18 at 1:17 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. (AJX) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - July 11 at 8:50 PM logoGreat Ajax misses 1Q profit forecasts - May 2 at 5:45 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp (AJX) to Offer $75M of Convertible Notes - April 19 at 8:26 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp's (AJX) CEO Larry Mendelsohn on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - March 3 at 8:41 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. Announces Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2016 - March 2 at 1:28 AM logoQ4 2016 Great Ajax Corp Earnings Release - 4:00 pm ET - March 1 at 8:17 AM logoGreat Ajax Q3 - Operational Cash Flow Still Negative - November 14 at 12:09 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp. Announces Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2016 - November 1 at 8:55 PM logoQ3 2016 Great Ajax Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close - November 1 at 9:17 AM logoGreat Ajax Corp. Schedules Its Third Quarter 2016... - October 29 at 3:24 PM logoGREAT AJAX CORP. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement - October 4 at 8:11 AM logoGreat Ajax: Negative Trends Continue, Waiting For Short Opportunity - August 17 at 11:38 AM logoGreat Ajax: Short In The Making - July 22 at 11:36 AM logoGREAT AJAX CORP. Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers - June 30 at 4:32 PM logoThe Insider Report - June 20 at 9:55 AM logoGREAT AJAX CORP. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits - June 15 at 4:17 PM logoGreat Ajax Corp (AJX) Prices 2.27M Stock Offering for Proceeds of ~$30M - June 12 at 3:23 PM logoGREAT AJAX CORP. Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders - June 7 at 4:36 PM



Great Ajax Corp. (AJX) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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