Reviewing Marlin Business Services Corp. (MRLN)’s and MMA Capital Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC)’s results

Since Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN) and MMA Capital Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC) are part of the Mortgage Investment industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation of both companies.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Marlin Business Services Corp. 22 0.82 7.82M 1.92 12.10
MMA Capital Holdings Inc. 32 0.00 4.81M 4.71 6.82

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Marlin Business Services Corp. and MMA Capital Holdings Inc. MMA Capital Holdings Inc. seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to Marlin Business Services Corp. When company has higher price-to-earnings means it is more expensive than its counterpart currently. Marlin Business Services Corp. is thus currently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 represents Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN) and MMA Capital Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC)’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marlin Business Services Corp. 35,146,067.42% 12% 2%
MMA Capital Holdings Inc. 15,064,202.94% 22.6% 11.8%

Risk & Volatility

A 0.93 beta means Marlin Business Services Corp.’s volatility is 7.00% less than Standard & Poor’s 500’s volatility. MMA Capital Holdings Inc. on the other hand, has 0.55 beta which makes it 45.00% less volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Marlin Business Services Corp. and MMA Capital Holdings Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 85.5% and 12.6% respectively. 1.1% are Marlin Business Services Corp.’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, MMA Capital Holdings Inc. has 2.3% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Marlin Business Services Corp. 2.84% -0.09% 6.47% 4.79% -23.9% 3.94%
MMA Capital Holdings Inc. 1.07% -2.85% 2.56% 14.57% 23.86% 27.3%

For the past year Marlin Business Services Corp. has weaker performance than MMA Capital Holdings Inc.


On 7 of the 12 factors MMA Capital Holdings Inc. beats Marlin Business Services Corp.

Marlin Business Services Corp., through its subsidiary, Marlin Leasing Corporation, provides equipment financing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses in the United States. It finances approximately 100 categories of commercial equipment, including copiers, security systems, computers and software, telecommunications equipment, and certain commercial and industrial equipment. The company, through its other subsidiaries, also offers property insurance coverage on its equipment; and issues Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured deposits and money market demand accounts. Marlin Business Services Corp. provides its solutions through a network of independent commercial equipment dealers and national account programs, as well as through direct solicitation and relationships with select lease and loan brokers. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

MMA Capital Management, LLC creates and manages investments in housing and renewable energy sectors in the United States and internationally. Its bond portfolio primarily comprises multifamily tax-exempt bonds, as well as other real estate related bond investments. The company offers leveraged bonds; low-income housing tax credits; asset management and administrative services to a limited liability company and a commercial bank; guarantees to third parties related to the receipt of tax credits; and debt capital to develop build, and operate renewable energy systems. It also raises, invests in, and manages private real estate funds, which invests in residential real estate in South Africa. The company was formerly known as Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC and changed its name to MMA Capital Management, LLC in September 2014. MMA Capital Management, LLC was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

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