Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) and Royal Olympic Cruise Lines (OTCMKTS:ROCLF) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
12.4% of Golden Ocean Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 64.1% of Royal Olympic Cruise Lines shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Golden Ocean Group and Royal Olympic Cruise Lines’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Golden Ocean Group||$705.80 million||1.26||$37.19 million||N/A||N/A|
|Royal Olympic Cruise Lines||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Golden Ocean Group has higher revenue and earnings than Royal Olympic Cruise Lines.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Golden Ocean Group and Royal Olympic Cruise Lines, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Golden Ocean Group||0||1||3||0||2.75|
|Royal Olympic Cruise Lines||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Golden Ocean Group presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.90%. Given Golden Ocean Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Golden Ocean Group is more favorable than Royal Olympic Cruise Lines.
Volatility and Risk
Golden Ocean Group has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Olympic Cruise Lines has a beta of -33.13, indicating that its stock price is 3,413% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Golden Ocean Group and Royal Olympic Cruise Lines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Golden Ocean Group||-17.84%||0.26%||0.13%|
|Royal Olympic Cruise Lines||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Golden Ocean Group beats Royal Olympic Cruise Lines on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Golden Ocean Group Company Profile
Golden Ocean Group Limited, a shipping company, owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk vessels comprising of Newcastlemax, Capesize, Panamax, and Ultramax vessels worldwide. It owns and operates dry bulk vessels in the spot and time charter markets. The company transports bulk commodities, such as ores, coal, grains, and fertilizers. As of March 12, 2020, it owned a fleet of 67 vessels. Golden Ocean Group Limited is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Royal Olympic Cruise Lines Company Profile
Royal Olympic Cruise Lines Inc., from its base in Piraeus, Greece, operates a fleet of mid-sized cruise ships to serve its niche market of more experienced and educated passengers. To this audience, Royal Olympic offers a variety of destination-oriented cruises to the most popular sites of historic and cultural significance in the Eastern Mediterranean, Baltic, and Central and South American waters, on environmentally friendly cruise ships. (PRESS RELEASE)
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