Looking At Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) From All Angles

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), it is a notable dividend payer with a a strong track record of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Arbor Realty Trust here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

ABR delivered a bottom-line expansion of 44% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did ABR outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Mortgage REITs industry expansion, which generated a 12% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

NYSE:ABR Income Statement Export February 14th 19
NYSE:ABR Income Statement Export February 14th 19

Income investors would also be happy to know that ABR is one of the highest dividend payers in the market, with current dividend yield standing at 9.0%. ABR has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NYSE:ABR Historical Dividend Yield February 14th 19
NYSE:ABR Historical Dividend Yield February 14th 19

Next Steps:

For Arbor Realty Trust, there are three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ABR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ABR’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are ABR’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ABR? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.