Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ: EGLE) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Eagle Bulk Shipping to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Eagle Bulk Shipping and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||0||1||2||0||2.67|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping Competitors||333||885||1006||10||2.31|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Eagle Bulk Shipping and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||$236.79 million||-$43.79 million||-12.07|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping Competitors||$322.00 million||-$35.04 million||-6.91|
Eagle Bulk Shipping’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Eagle Bulk Shipping. Eagle Bulk Shipping 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.
Risk & Volatility
Eagle Bulk Shipping has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eagle Bulk Shipping’s competitors have a beta of 1.25, suggesting that their average share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Eagle Bulk Shipping and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||-18.50%||-6.04%||-3.60%|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping Competitors||-19.96%||-4.22%||-1.10%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
28.9% of Eagle Bulk Shipping shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.8% of shares of all “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Eagle Bulk Shipping shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.8% of shares of all “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Eagle Bulk Shipping competitors beat Eagle Bulk Shipping on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
Eagle Bulk Shipping Company Profile
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. is engaged primarily in the ocean transportation of a range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes. The Company operates in the Handymax sector of the dry bulk industry, with particular emphasis on the Supramax class of vessels. The Company owns Supramax dry bulk vessel. Supramax dry bulk vessels range in size from 50,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons. These vessels have the cargo loading and unloading flexibility of on-board cranes while offering cargo carrying capacities approaching that of Panamax dry bulk vessels, which range in size from 60,000 to 100,000 deadweight tons and must rely on port facilities to load and offload their cargoes. On July 26, 2011 the Company sold its the Heron, a Supramax class of vessel.
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