Comparing Dorian LPG (LPG) & Its Rivals

Dorian LPG (NYSE: LPG) is one of 144 publicly-traded companies in the “TRANSPORTATION” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Dorian LPG to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Dorian LPG and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorian LPG 0 1 2 0 2.67
Dorian LPG Competitors 1091 3987 4823 202 2.41

Dorian LPG currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 30.89%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 10.28%. Given Dorian LPG’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Dorian LPG is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dorian LPG and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorian LPG $167.45 million -$1.44 million -28.30
Dorian LPG Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 18.98

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorian LPG -8.92% -2.29% -1.29%
Dorian LPG Competitors 0.95% 6.79% 3.14%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.2% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.5% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.2% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Dorian LPG has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorian LPG’s peers have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dorian LPG peers beat Dorian LPG on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is focused on owning and operating very large gas carrier (VLGCs) in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping industry. The Company is engaged in the transportation of LPG across the world through its ownership and operation of LPG tankers. As of March 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of 22 VLGCs, including 19 84,000 cubic meter (cbm) ECO-design VLGCs (ECO VLGCs) and three 82,000 cbm VLGCs. The VLGCs in its fleet had an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cbm at May 26, 2016. It provides in-house commercial and technical management services for all of its vessels. As of May 26, 2016, its VLGCs included Captain Nicholas ML; Captain John NP; Comet; Corsair; Corvette; Cougar; Concorde; Cobra; Continental; Commodore; Constellation; Cheyenne; Cratis; Chaparral; Commander, and Challenger. The Company’s customers include global energy companies, commodity traders and importers.

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