Gener8 Maritime (NYSE: GNRT) and DHT (NYSE:DHT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
Gener8 Maritime has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHT has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Gener8 Maritime and DHT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
76.0% of Gener8 Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.7% of DHT shares are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of Gener8 Maritime shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Gener8 Maritime and DHT, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Gener8 Maritime currently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 51.06%. DHT has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 67.13%. Given DHT’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DHT is more favorable than Gener8 Maritime.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Gener8 Maritime and DHT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gener8 Maritime||$404.62 million||1.36||$67.30 million||($1.41)||-4.70|
|DHT||$290.70 million||1.76||$9.25 million||$0.33||10.88|
Gener8 Maritime has higher revenue and earnings than DHT. Gener8 Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DHT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
DHT pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Gener8 Maritime does not pay a dividend. DHT pays out 24.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Gener8 Maritime has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
DHT beats Gener8 Maritime on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Gener8 Maritime
Gener8 Maritime, Inc. is a provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services. The Company operates through the transportation of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum products with its fleet of vessels segment. As of March 10, 2017, the Company owned a fleet of 40 tankers on the water, consisting of 24 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), 10 Suezmax vessels, four Aframax vessels and two Panamax vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 9.4 million deadweight tons (DWT) and one eco VLCC newbuilding. As of March 10, 2017, approximately 77% of its total fleet carrying capacity based on DWT, including newbuildings, was focused on VLCC vessels. As of March 10, 2017, all of its VLCC vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s VL8 Pool, all of its Suezmax vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s Suez8 Pool and all of its Aframax vessels were deployed in the Navig8 Group’s V8 Pool.
DHT Holdings, Inc. is an independent crude oil tanker company. The Company’s fleet trades internationally and consists of crude oil tankers in the very large crude carriers (VLCC) and Aframax segments. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 27 crude oil tankers in operation; 25 VLCCs, which are tankers ranging in size from 200,000 to 320,000 deadweight tons (dwt), and two Aframax tankers, which are tankers ranging in size from 80,000 to 120,000 dwt. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s fleet in operation had a combined carrying capacity of 7,925,254 dwt. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s VLCCs comprise DHT Utik, DHT Eagle, DHT Raven, DHT Lake, DHT Condor, DHT Scandinavia, DHT Falcon, DHT China, DHT Hawk, DHT Edelweiss, DHT Lotus, BW Peony, DHT Amazon, DHT Redwood, DHT Sundarbans, DHT Opal, DHT Taiga, DHT Jaguar, DHT Leopard, DHT Lion, DHT Panther, DHT Puma, and DHT Tiger. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s Aframaxes are DHT Cathy and DHT Sophiedelweiss.
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