Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (PCFBY) and SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (SSW) Financial Review

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Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (OTCMKTS:PCFBY) and SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and SEASPAN Corp/SH SH’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR $1.49 billion 0.63 $3.61 million $0.02 209.50
SEASPAN Corp/SH SH $831.32 million 1.24 $175.23 million $0.66 12.62

SEASPAN Corp/SH SH has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.7% of SEASPAN Corp/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEASPAN Corp/SH SH has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and SEASPAN Corp/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR N/A N/A N/A
SEASPAN Corp/SH SH 26.04% 6.35% 1.90%

Dividends

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH pays out 75.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and SEASPAN Corp/SH SH, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
SEASPAN Corp/SH SH 2 3 3 0 2.13

SEASPAN Corp/SH SH has a consensus target price of $9.31, suggesting a potential upside of 11.82%. Given SEASPAN Corp/SH SH’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SEASPAN Corp/SH SH is more favorable than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR.

Summary

SEASPAN Corp/SH SH beats Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR Company Profile

Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, an investment holding company, provides dry bulk shipping services worldwide. The company has a fleet of 222 ships, including 139 Handysize vessels, 81 Supramax vessels, and 2 Post Panamax vessels. It also offers ship and ocean shipping services, shipping consulting and ship agency, crewing, secretarial, and agency and ship management services. Pacific Basin Shipping Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.

SEASPAN Corp/SH SH Company Profile

Seaspan Corporation operates as an independent charter owner and manager of containerships in Hong Kong. The company charters its containerships under long-term, fixed-rate time charters to various container liner companies. As of February 15, 2018, it operated a fleet of 91 containerships. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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