Head-To-Head Comparison: Seacor (CKH) versus DHT (DHT)

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DHT (NYSE:DHT) and Seacor (NYSE:CKH) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for DHT and Seacor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHT 0 3 5 0 2.63
Seacor 0 2 0 0 2.00

DHT presently has a consensus price target of $5.50, suggesting a potential upside of 15.55%. Seacor has a consensus price target of $48.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.97%. Given DHT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe DHT is more favorable than Seacor.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DHT and Seacor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DHT $355.05 million 1.92 $6.60 million $0.13 36.62
Seacor $577.89 million 1.48 $61.64 million $1.29 36.51

Seacor has higher revenue and earnings than DHT. Seacor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DHT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares DHT and Seacor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHT -15.45% -5.01% -2.62%
Seacor 18.26% 2.88% 1.31%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.9% of DHT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.2% of Seacor shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Seacor 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.

Volatility & Risk

DHT has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seacor has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

DHT pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Seacor does not pay a dividend. DHT pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Seacor beats DHT on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

DHT Company Profile

DHT Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates crude oil tankers primarily in Oslo, Norway and Singapore. As of February 6, 2018, it had a fleet of 27 very large crude carriers and 2 Aframaxes with deadweight tons of 8,590,740. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Seacor Company Profile

SEACOR Holdings Inc., a diversified holding company, engages in transportation, and logistics and risk management consultancy businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment owns and operates a diversified fleet of marine transportation, and towing and bunkering assets. This segment also operates carriers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products; and owns and operates dry bulk carriers. In addition, the company's Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment provides terminal support and technical ship management services, as well as pure car/truck carrier, liner, and short-sea transportation services. Its Inland Transportation & Logistics Services segment markets and operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and containers, and petroleum products; owns and operates multi-modal terminal facilities; and operates barge fleeting locations and transshipment terminal. The company's Witt O'Brien's segment provides resilience solutions for areas of critical infrastructure. The company also engages in lending and leasing activities; and agricultural commodity trading and logistics business; and provision of general aviation services. SEACOR Holdings Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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