SEACOR Marine (NYSE:SMHI) and SEASPAN CORP/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for SEACOR Marine and SEASPAN CORP/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SEASPAN CORP/SH SH||1||2||0||0||1.67|
SEACOR Marine presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 571.14%. SEASPAN CORP/SH SH has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of ∞. Given SEASPAN CORP/SH SH’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SEASPAN CORP/SH SH is more favorable than SEACOR Marine.
Risk and Volatility
SEACOR Marine has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEASPAN CORP/SH SH has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares SEACOR Marine and SEASPAN CORP/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SEASPAN CORP/SH SH||38.79%||7.61%||2.86%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
73.5% of SEACOR Marine shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of SEASPAN CORP/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. 12.9% of SEACOR Marine shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SEACOR Marine and SEASPAN CORP/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SEACOR Marine||$201.49 million||0.17||-$92.84 million||N/A||N/A|
|SEASPAN CORP/SH SH||$1.13 billion||0.00||$439.10 million||$0.78||N/A|
SEASPAN CORP/SH SH has higher revenue and earnings than SEACOR Marine.
SEASPAN CORP/SH SH beats SEACOR Marine on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
SEACOR Marine Company Profile
Seacor Marine Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of offshore marine business. It offers global marine and support transportation services to offshore oil & gas exploration, development, and production facilities. The company involves in the operation of support and specialty vessels for and among independent oil, gas exploration, production, and emerging independent companies. It operates through the following segments: Time Charter, Bareboat Charter, and Other. The Time Charter segment offers vessels to customers based upon daily rates of hire. The Bareboat Charter segment is the support of vessels among customers where the customer assumes responsibility for all operating expenses and all risk of operation. The company was founded on December 15, 2014 and is headquartered in Houma, LA.
SEASPAN CORP/SH SH Company Profile
Seaspan Corporation operates as an independent charter owner and manager of containerships in Hong Kong. The company charters its containerships under long-term, fixed-rate time charters to various container liner companies. As of February 15, 2018, it operated a fleet of 91 containerships. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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