Nordic American Tanker (NAT) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Review

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

Risk & Volatility

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Nordic American Tanker has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nordic American Tanker’s competitors have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nordic American Tanker and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nordic American Tanker 2 4 1 0 1.86
Nordic American Tanker Competitors 1091 3987 4823 202 2.41

Nordic American Tanker currently has a consensus price target of $2.75, indicating a potential upside of 31.58%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 9.93%. Given Nordic American Tanker’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Nordic American Tanker is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nordic American Tanker and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nordic American Tanker $154.68 million -$75.50 million -2.86
Nordic American Tanker Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 19.00

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

28.7% of Nordic American Tanker shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.2% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Nordic American Tanker and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nordic American Tanker -48.82% -9.01% -5.72%
Nordic American Tanker Competitors 0.95% 6.79% 3.14%

Dividends

Nordic American Tanker pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Nordic American Tanker pays out -16.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out -1,095.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Nordic American Tanker competitors beat Nordic American Tanker on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

About Nordic American Tanker

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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