Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ:SHIP) and Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Seanergy Maritime and Safe Bulkers’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Seanergy Maritime||$91.52 million||0.04||-$21.06 million||($5.55)||-0.23|
|Safe Bulkers||$193.19 million||0.88||$27.68 million||$0.17||9.71|
Volatility and Risk
Seanergy Maritime has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Safe Bulkers has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Seanergy Maritime and Safe Bulkers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Seanergy Maritime presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 693.65%. Safe Bulkers has a consensus target price of $4.25, suggesting a potential upside of 157.58%. Given Seanergy Maritime’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Seanergy Maritime is more favorable than Safe Bulkers.
This table compares Seanergy Maritime and Safe Bulkers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.4% of Seanergy Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.5% of Safe Bulkers shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Safe Bulkers beats Seanergy Maritime on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Seanergy Maritime Company Profile
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., an international shipping company, engages in the seaborne transportation of drybulk commodities worldwide. As of April 4, 2019, it owned a fleet of 10 Capesizes with a cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,748,581 deadweight tons and an average fleet age of 10 years. The company was formerly known as Seanergy Maritime Corp. and changed its name to Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. in July 2008. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece.
Safe Bulkers Company Profile
Safe Bulkers, Inc. provides marine drybulk transportation services worldwide. It owns and operates drybulk vessels for transporting bulk cargoes primarily coal, grain, and iron ore. As of February 14, 2019, the company had a fleet of 41 drybulk vessels having an average age of 8.5 years; and an aggregate carrying capacity of 3.8 million deadweight tons. Its fleet consisted of 14 Panamax class vessels, 10 Kamsarmax class vessels, 13 post- Panamax class vessels, and 4 Capesize class vessels. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Monaco.
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