Financial Review: A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S (AMKBY) and The Competition

A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S (OTCMKTS: AMKBY) is one of 144 publicly-traded companies in the “TRANSPORTATION” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S $30.95 billion -$1.21 billion -26.48
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S Competitors $3.23 billion $305.94 million 18.67

A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S 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.

Profitability

This table compares A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S -3.43% 0.80% 0.43%
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S Competitors 0.79% 6.59% 3.05%

Volatility and Risk

A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S’s competitors have a beta of 1.19, meaning that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S pays out -23.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out -1,094.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S Competitors 1095 3988 4825 203 2.41

As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 10.21%. Given A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S competitors beat A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S

A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S operates as a shipping company worldwide. The company?s Maersk Line segment provides container shipping services. Its APM Terminals segment engages in container terminal activities and inland transportation services. The company?s Damco segment provides freight forwarding and supply chain management services. Its Svitzer segment engages in towing and related marine activities. The company?s Maersk Oil segment is involved in oil and gas production and exploration activities. Its Maersk Drilling segment is involved in offshore drilling activities and land-rig operations. The company?s Maersk Supply Service segment offers marine services. Its Maersk Tankers segment is involved in the tanker shipping of oil products. A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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