Why Apollo Commercial Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE: ARI  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Apollo Commercial and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Apollo Commercial facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (2009)

Market Cap

$483.8 million

Industry

Mortgage REITs

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$48.7 million

Management

President/CEO/CFO Stuart Rothstein
Chief Investment Officer Scott Weiner

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

9.1%

Cash / Debt

$115.2 million / $225.3 million

Dividend Yield

9.3%

Competitors

Capital Trust
iStar Financial
Resource Capital 

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 51 members who have rated Apollo Commercial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star callumturcan, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive income opportunity:

[D]ividend yield of 9.2% with a payout ratio of 85%. This stock is a dividend gold mine, and I expect that they could easily pass on a larger dividend as they have minimal debt and are expected to grow their earnings by 7% over the next few years. I'm bullish and plan on buying some shares in this REIT.

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