Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NAP) versus Seanergy Maritime (SHIP) Head-To-Head Contrast

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NYSE: NAP) and Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ:SHIP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Dividends

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 17.8%. Seanergy Maritime does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays out 216.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.9% of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Seanergy Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. 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 Navios Maritime Midstream Partners and Seanergy Maritime’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners $91.83 million 2.22 $24.89 million $0.78 12.21
Seanergy Maritime $34.66 million 1.11 -$24.62 million ($0.47) -2.21

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Seanergy Maritime. Seanergy Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Navios Maritime Midstream Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seanergy Maritime has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime Midstream Partners and Seanergy Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 16.83% 5.22% 2.98%
Seanergy Maritime -16.30% -32.51% -3.76%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Navios Maritime Midstream Partners and Seanergy Maritime, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 1 2 0 0 1.67
Seanergy Maritime 0 0 1 0 3.00

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners currently has a consensus target price of $9.33, suggesting a potential downside of 1.96%. Seanergy Maritime has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 188.46%. Given Seanergy Maritime’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Seanergy Maritime is more favorable than Navios Maritime Midstream Partners.

Summary

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners beats Seanergy Maritime on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Navios Maritime Midstream Partners

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (Navios Midstream) is a holding company. The Company’s principal activity is to own, operate and acquire crude oil tankers under long-term employment contracts, as well as refined petroleum product tankers, chemical tankers, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers under long-term employment contracts. The Company focuses to charter its vessels under long-term employment contracts to international oil companies, refiners and large vessel operators. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a fleet consists of six very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which had an average remaining employment term of approximately 4.2 years. Its VLCC vessels include Shinyo Ocean, Shinyo Kannika, Shinyo Saowalak, Shinyo Kieran, C. Dream and Nave Celeste. The Company also provides seaborne shipping services under long-term time charters.

About Seanergy Maritime

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is an international shipping company. The Company provides marine dry bulk transportation services through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels. It owns a modern fleet of eleven dry bulk carriers, consisting of nine Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,682,582 deadweight tonnages (dwt) and an average fleet age of about 8.1 years. Its fleet comprises vessels, including Leadership, Gloriuship, Geniuship, Premiership, Squireship, Championship, Gladiatorship and Guardianship. The Company’s subsidiaries, which are all, owned by it either directly or indirectly, conduct all of its operations and own all of its operating assets. The Company manages its vessel’s operations, insurances and bunkering, and has the general supervision of its third-party technical and commercial managers. V.Ships Limited, which is an independent third party, provides technical management for its vessels.

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