Ship Finance International (NYSE: SFL) and Diana Containerships (NASDAQ:DCIX) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Ship Finance International pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.3%. Diana Containerships does not pay a dividend. Ship Finance International pays out 117.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Ship Finance International has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Ship Finance International and Diana Containerships, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ship Finance International||1||2||2||0||2.20|
Ship Finance International presently has a consensus target price of $15.83, indicating a potential upside of 5.56%. Given Ship Finance International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ship Finance International is more favorable than Diana Containerships.
Risk & Volatility
Ship Finance International has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diana Containerships has a beta of 2.97, indicating that its stock price is 197% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Ship Finance International and Diana Containerships’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ship Finance International||24.87%||9.27%||3.48%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
27.8% of Ship Finance International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.4% of Diana Containerships shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Ship Finance International and Diana Containerships’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ship Finance International||$380.88 million||4.83||$101.20 million||$1.19||12.61|
|Diana Containerships||$23.81 million||0.49||$3.81 million||N/A||N/A|
Ship Finance International has higher revenue and earnings than Diana Containerships.
Ship Finance International beats Diana Containerships on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ship Finance International Company Profile
Ship Finance International Limited owns and operates vessels and offshore related assets primarily in Bermuda, Cyprus, Malta, Liberia, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the Marshall Islands. It is also involved in the charter, purchase, and sale of assets. In addition, the company operates in various sectors of the shipping and offshore industry, including oil transportation, dry bulk shipments, chemical transportation, oil product transportation, container transportation, car transportation, drilling rigs, and offshore supply vessels. As of March 26, 2018, it had a fleet of 10 crude oil tankers, 22 dry bulk carriers, 22 container vessels, 2 car carriers, 2 jack-up drilling rigs, 2 ultra-deepwater drilling units, 5 offshore supply vessels, 2 chemical tankers, and 2 oil product tankers. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Diana Containerships Company Profile
Diana Containerships Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the seaborne transportation industry worldwide. It owns and operates containerships, as well as focuses on containership acquisition opportunities. The company also engages in the provision of time charter services. As of March 22, 2018, its fleet consisted of two panamax and four post-panamax containerships. Diana Containerships Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Athens, Greece.
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