Analyzing Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and Seacor (NYSE:CKH)

Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and Seacor (NYSE:CKH) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Seacor’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hermitage Offshore Services $18.44 million 1.76 -$197.29 million N/A N/A
Seacor $835.75 million 1.01 $58.15 million $1.81 23.20

Seacor has higher revenue and earnings than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.5% of Hermitage Offshore Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.4% of Seacor shares are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Seacor shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Seacor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hermitage Offshore Services -537.88% -48.39% -12.64%
Seacor 2.92% 3.69% 2.06%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Hermitage Offshore Services and Seacor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hermitage Offshore Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Seacor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Hermitage Offshore Services has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seacor has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Seacor beats Hermitage Offshore Services on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hermitage Offshore Services

Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. operates as an offshore support vessel company. As of June 6, 2019, it had a fleet of 23 vessels, including 10 platform supply vessels, 2 anchor handling tug supply vessels, and 11 crew boats. The company's vessels primarily operate in the North Sea or the West Coast of Africa. The company was formerly known as Nordic American Offshore Ltd. and changed its name to Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. in June 2019. Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About Seacor

SEACOR Holdings Inc. engages in transportation and logistics, risk management consultancy, and other businesses in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services, Inland Transportation & Logistics Services, Witt O'Brien's, and Other segments. The Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment owns and operates a diversified fleet of bulk transportation, port and infrastructure, and logistics assets. It operates carriers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products; and dry bulk vessels. This segment provides deep-sea vessels docking, ocean towing, and oil terminal support and bunkering services; liner, short-sea, rail car, and project cargo transportation and logistics solutions; door-to-door solutions; and technical ship management services, as well as operates pure car/truck carriers. The Inland Transportation & Logistics Services segment offers river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and containers, and petroleum products; and owns and operates multi-modal terminal facilities, barge fleeting locations, and harbor towboats. It also provides management services related to barge and towboat operations. The Witt O'Brien's segment provides crisis and emergency management services for the public and private sectors. It serves markets in the areas of critical national infrastructure, including government, energy, transportation, healthcare, and education. The Other segment is involved in the provision of solutions that delivers clean fuel to end users displacing legacy petroleum-based fuels; lending and leasing activities; and agricultural commodity trading and logistics business. SEACOR Holdings Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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