Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology (OTCMKTS:SHWK) & Nordic American Tankers (NYSE:NAT) Critical Analysis

Nordic American Tankers (NYSE:NAT) and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology (OTCMKTS:SHWK) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Nordic American Tankers has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology has a beta of -0.8, meaning that its stock price is 180% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.1% of Nordic American Tankers shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.5% of Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology shares are owned 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nordic American Tankers and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nordic American Tankers $175.45 million 2.78 -$10.35 million ($0.07) -47.29
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 Nordic American Tankers.

Profitability

This table compares Nordic American Tankers and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nordic American Tankers 33.12% 14.82% 8.89%
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Nordic American Tankers and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nordic American Tankers 1 1 0 0 1.50
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nordic American Tankers currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.37%. Given Nordic American Tankers’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Nordic American Tankers is more favorable than Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology.

Summary

Nordic American Tankers beats Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nordic American Tankers Company Profile

Nordic American Tankers Limited, a tanker company, acquires and charters double-hull tankers in Bermuda and internationally. It operates a fleet of 23 Suezmax crude oil tankers. The company was formerly known as Nordic American Tanker Shipping Limited and changed its name to Nordic American Tankers Limited in June 2011. Nordic American Tankers Limited was founded in 1995 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology Company Profile

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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