Navigator (NVGS) and Its Rivals Head to Head Survey

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

Volatility and Risk

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Navigator has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navigator’s rivals have a beta of 1.19, meaning that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Navigator and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navigator 0 1 3 0 2.75
Navigator Competitors 1093 3987 4824 203 2.41

Navigator currently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.87%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 11.86%. Given Navigator’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Navigator is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Navigator and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navigator 1.78% 0.84% 0.44%
Navigator Competitors 0.79% 6.59% 3.05%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.8% of Navigator shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.2% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Navigator and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Navigator $298.60 million $5.31 million 115.51
Navigator Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 18.53

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

Summary

Navigator beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Navigator

Navigator Holdings Ltd. is an owner and operator of a fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers. The Company provides international and regional seaborne transportation services of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia. As of December 31, 2016, it had 33 semi- or fully-refrigerated handysize liquefied gas carriers. Its handysize liquefied gas carriers are liquefied gas carriers with capabilities between 15,000 and 24,999 cubic meter (cbm). Its handysize liquefied gas carriers can accommodate medium- and long-haul routes. In addition, it had four midsize 37,300 cbm ethylene-capable semi-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers as of December 31, 2016. Its midsize ethylene-capable semi-refrigerated gas carriers enable long-haul transportation of ethane/ethylene. As of December 31, 2016, it also had one 38,000 cbm fully refrigerated gas carrier. The Company carries LPG for international energy companies, state-owned utilities and commodities traders.

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