Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE: NNA) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime Acquisition to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and risk.
Navios Maritime Acquisition pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.6%. Navios Maritime Acquisition pays out -66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.8% and pay out 409.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Navios Maritime Acquisition is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
20.5% of Navios Maritime Acquisition 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. 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, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Navios Maritime Acquisition has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Acquisition’s peers have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Navios Maritime Acquisition and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Navios Maritime Acquisition||-34.67%||-3.81%||-1.18%|
|Navios Maritime Acquisition Competitors||-19.96%||-4.22%||-1.10%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Navios Maritime Acquisition and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Navios Maritime Acquisition||$227.29 million||-$78.89 million||-6.96|
|Navios Maritime Acquisition Competitors||$321.06 million||-$35.04 million||-7.23|
Navios Maritime Acquisition’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Navios Maritime Acquisition. Navios Maritime Acquisition is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Navios Maritime Acquisition and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Navios Maritime Acquisition||1||1||1||0||2.00|
|Navios Maritime Acquisition Competitors||339||887||1012||11||2.31|
Navios Maritime Acquisition presently has a consensus price target of $1.63, indicating a potential upside of 94.61%. As a group, “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies have a potential upside of 33.08%. Given Navios Maritime Acquisition’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Navios Maritime Acquisition is more favorable than its peers.
Navios Maritime Acquisition peers beat Navios Maritime Acquisition on 10 of the 14 factors compared.
Navios Maritime Acquisition Company Profile
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns a fleet of crude oil, refined petroleum product, and chemical tankers. It charters its vessels to oil companies, refiners, and large vessel operators under long, medium, and short term charters. As of April 2, 2018, the compnay's fleet consisted of a total of 35 double-hulled tanker vessels aggregating approximately 3.6 million deadweight tons, which included 7 very large crude carrier tankers, 8 Long Range 1 product tankers, 18 Medium Range 2 product tankers, and 2 chemical tankers. Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation was founded in 2008 and is based in Monaco.
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