Head to Head Analysis: Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology (OTCMKTS:SHWK) & International Seaways (NYSE:INSW)

International Seaways (NYSE:INSW) and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology (OTCMKTS:SHWK) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for International Seaways and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Seaways 1 2 3 0 2.33
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

International Seaways currently has a consensus price target of $24.80, suggesting a potential upside of 34.13%. Given International Seaways’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe International Seaways is more favorable than Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares International Seaways and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Seaways $366.18 million 1.41 -$830,000.00 $0.61 30.31
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology has lower revenue, but higher earnings than International Seaways.

Profitability

This table compares International Seaways and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Seaways 26.02% 16.95% 10.25%
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

International Seaways has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology has a beta of -0.8, suggesting that its share price is 180% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.1% of International Seaways shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of International Seaways shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.5% of Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

International Seaways beats Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About International Seaways

International Seaways, Inc. owns and operates a fleet of oceangoing vessels for the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the International Flag trade. It operates through two segments, Crude Tankers and Product Carriers. As of March 3, 2020, the company owned and operated a fleet of 42 vessels, including 13 very large crude carriers, 2 Suezmaxes, 5 Aframaxes/LR2s, 13 Panamaxes/LR1s, and 7 medium range tankers, as well as had ownership interests in two floating storage and offloading service vessels. It serves independent and state-owned oil companies, oil traders, refinery operators, and international government entities. The company was formerly known as OSG International, Inc. and changed its name to International Seaways, Inc. in October 2016. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology

Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, the company operated as an oceanographic service company that was involved in deep water search, survey, and recovery operations. The company also served as the general partner for limited partnerships that were formed for the purpose of raising money to search for and locate shipwrecks. The company is based in Tampa, Florida.

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