Contrasting Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) and Its Peers

Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Tsakos Energy Navigation to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Tsakos Energy Navigation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tsakos Energy Navigation 6.86% 2.48% 1.07%
Tsakos Energy Navigation Competitors -97.12% -16.36% -5.76%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.0% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Tsakos Energy Navigation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Tsakos Energy Navigation pays out 95.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies pay a dividend yield of 7.2% and pay out 0.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Tsakos Energy Navigation lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

Tsakos Energy Navigation has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tsakos Energy Navigation’s competitors have a beta of 2.06, meaning that their average share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tsakos Energy Navigation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Tsakos Energy Navigation $497.94 million $195.68 million 21.57
Tsakos Energy Navigation Competitors $229.24 million $95.60 million -2.65

Tsakos Energy Navigation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Tsakos Energy Navigation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Tsakos Energy Navigation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tsakos Energy Navigation 0 2 6 0 2.75
Tsakos Energy Navigation Competitors 193 603 652 13 2.33

Tsakos Energy Navigation currently has a consensus price target of $5.57, indicating a potential upside of 22.99%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 35.76%. Given Tsakos Energy Navigation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tsakos Energy Navigation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Tsakos Energy Navigation beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Tsakos Energy Navigation Company Profile

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd is a provider of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. The Company operates through maritime transportation of liquid energy related products segment. It operates a fleet of approximately 57 modern crude oil and petroleum product tankers that provide marine transportation services for national and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium and short-term charters. Its fleet also includes a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and over two shuttle suezmax tankers with dynamic positioning technology (DP2). This fleet diversity includes a range of sister ships. The Company’s fleet consists of 65 double-hull vessels totaling 7.2 million deadweight tonnage. Its diversified fleet, which includes VLCC, suezmax, aframax, panamax, handysize, handymax tankers, LNG carrier and DP2 shuttle tankers, allows it to serve its customers’ international petroleum product and crude oil transportation needs.

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