International Shipholding (ISHCQ) and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) (GNK) Critical Survey

International Shipholding (OTCMKTS: ISHCQ) and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) (NYSE:GNK) are both small-cap services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for International Shipholding and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands), as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Shipholding 0 0 0 0 N/A
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) 0 1 4 0 2.80

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) has a consensus target price of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 34.89%.

Volatility and Risk

International Shipholding has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares International Shipholding and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Shipholding -15.98% -47.90% -10.59%
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) -48.02% -7.34% -4.63%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares International Shipholding and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Shipholding N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) $135.59 million 3.06 -$217.75 million ($5.14) -2.34

International Shipholding has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands).

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) beats International Shipholding on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About International Shipholding

International Shipholding Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates a diversified fleet of the United States and international-flagged vessels that provide domestic and international maritime transportation services under medium to long-term time charters or contracts of affreightment. It operates through three segments: Jones Act, which deploys over two bulk carriers, over three integrated tug or barge units, each consisting of one tug and one barge, and one harbor tug acquired; one belt self-unloading coal carrier to transport coal under a time charter, and one vessel that transports molten sulfur under a contract of affreightment; Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTCs), which deploys over five PCTCs, including over four United States flag vessels and one international-flagged vessel, and Rail-Ferry, which uses its two roll-on or roll-off special purpose double deck vessels that carry rail cars between the United States Gulf Coast and Mexico.

About Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands)

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company, through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carrier vessels, transports iron ores, coal, grains, steel products, and other dry-bulk cargoes. The company charters its vessels primarily to trading houses, including commodities traders; producers; and government-owned entities. As of March 28, 2017, its fleet consisted of 13 Capesize, 6 Panamax, 4 Ultramax, 21 Supramax, 2 Handymax, and 15 Handysize vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 4,735,000 deadweight tons. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

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