Reviewing Euroseas (ESEA) and Its Rivals

Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Euroseas to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Euroseas and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euroseas 0 0 1 0 3.00
Euroseas Competitors 151 488 600 6 2.37

Euroseas currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 69.49%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 21.48%. Given Euroseas’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Euroseas is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Euroseas and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Euroseas $28.42 million -$44.22 million -0.59
Euroseas Competitors $220.64 million -$76.22 million 18.43

Euroseas’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Euroseas. Euroseas 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.9% of Euroseas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euroseas -70.00% -14.29% -4.86%
Euroseas Competitors -63.28% -14.87% -5.12%

Risk & Volatility

Euroseas has a beta of 1.72, indicating that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euroseas’ peers have a beta of 1.90, indicating that their average stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Euroseas

Euroseas Ltd. is engaged in the shipping business. The Company is an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and is a provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes. Eurobulk Ltd. manages the Company’s operations. The Company also owns and operates dry bulk carriers that transport major bulks, such as iron ore, coal and grains, and minor bulks, such as bauxite, phosphate and fertilizers. The Company has a fleet of 12 vessels, including Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, Panamax drybulk carriers and Handymax drybulk carrier, Intermediate containerships, Handysize containerships, and Feeder containerships. The Company’s five drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 351,272 deadweight tons (dwt), and its seven containerships have a cargo capacity of 11,828 twenty-foot equivalent units (teu).

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