Gener8 Maritime (NASDAQ: GNRT) and Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Gener8 Maritime and Nordic American Tankers Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Nordic American Tankers Limited||3||4||0||0||1.57|
Gener8 Maritime presently has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 62.69%. Nordic American Tankers Limited has a consensus target price of $6.92, indicating a potential upside of 28.56%. Given Gener8 Maritime’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Gener8 Maritime is more favorable than Nordic American Tankers Limited.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Gener8 Maritime and Nordic American Tankers Limited’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gener8 Maritime||$372.58 million||1.03||$212.72 million||N/A||N/A|
|Nordic American Tankers Limited||$313.36 million||1.75||$89.71 million||$0.02||269.00|
Gener8 Maritime has higher revenue and earnings than Nordic American Tankers Limited.
This table compares Gener8 Maritime and Nordic American Tankers Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Nordic American Tankers Limited||0.06%||0.25%||0.16%|
Nordic American Tankers Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.9%. Gener8 Maritime does not pay a dividend. Nordic American Tankers Limited pays out 4,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
27.0% of Nordic American Tankers Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
About Gener8 Maritime
Gener8 Maritime, Inc. is a provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services. The Company operates through the transportation of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum products with its fleet of vessels segment. As of March 10, 2017, the Company owned a fleet of 40 tankers on the water, consisting of 24 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), 10 Suezmax vessels, four Aframax vessels and two Panamax vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 9.4 million deadweight tons (DWT) and one eco VLCC newbuilding. As of March 10, 2017, approximately 77% of its total fleet carrying capacity based on DWT, including newbuildings, was focused on VLCC vessels. As of March 10, 2017, all of its VLCC vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s VL8 Pool, all of its Suezmax vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s Suez8 Pool and all of its Aframax vessels were deployed in the Navig8 Group’s V8 Pool.
About Nordic American Tankers Limited
Nordic American Tankers Limited is an international tanker company. The Company owns approximately 26 vessels, including approximately two new buildings under construction, of approximately 156,000 deadweight tonnage (dwt) each. The Company’s Suezmaxes tankers can carry over one million barrels of oil. The vessels in the Company’s fleet are homogenous and interchangeable. The Company’s vessels are employed in the spot market. The Company’s vessels include Nordic Harrier, Nordic Hawk, Nordic Hunter, Nordic Voyager, Nordic Fighter, Nordic Freedom, Nordic Discovery, Nordic Saturn, Nordic Jupiter, Nordic Moon, Nordic Apollo, Nordic Cosmos, Nordic Sprite, Nordic Mistral, Nordic Passat, Nordic Vega, Nordic Breeze, Nordic Zenith, Nordic Sprinter, Nordic Skier and Nordic Light.
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