Contrasting DHT (DHT) & Its Peers

DHT (NYSE: DHT) is one of 144 public companies in the “TRANSPORTATION” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare DHT to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

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DHT pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. DHT pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out -1,036.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares DHT and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHT 1.86% 1.61% 0.84%
DHT Competitors 0.94% 6.77% 3.13%

Volatility & Risk

DHT has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHT’s peers have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for DHT and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHT 0 1 5 0 2.83
DHT Competitors 1088 3982 4809 201 2.41

DHT currently has a consensus target price of $5.75, indicating a potential upside of 56.25%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 8.31%. Given DHT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe DHT is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.8% of DHT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares DHT and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DHT $355.05 million $6.60 million 36.80
DHT Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 19.34

DHT’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than DHT. DHT is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

DHT peers beat DHT on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

DHT Company Profile

DHT Holdings, Inc. is an independent crude oil tanker company. The Company’s fleet trades internationally and consists of crude oil tankers in the very large crude carriers (VLCCs) and Aframax segments. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 27 crude oil tankers in operation; 25 VLCCs, which are tankers ranging in size from 200,000 to 320,000 deadweight tons (dwt), and two Aframax tankers, which are tankers ranging in size from 80,000 to 120,000 dwt. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s fleet in operation had a combined carrying capacity of 7,925,254 dwt. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s VLCCs comprised of DHT Utik, DHT Eagle, DHT Bauhinia, DHT Europe, DHT Condor, DHT Scandinavia, DHT Falcon, DHT China, DHT Hawk, DHT Edelweiss, DHT Lotus, BW Peony, DHT Amazon, DHT Redwood, DHT Sundarbans, DHT Opal, DHT Taiga, DHT Jaguar, DHT Leopard, DHT Lion, DHT Panther, DHT Puma, and DHT Tiger. The Company’s Aframaxes are DHT Cathy and DHT Sophie.

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