Navios Maritime Containers (NASDAQ:NMCI) and Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ:EGLE) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.
This table compares Navios Maritime Containers and Eagle Bulk Shipping’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Navios Maritime Containers||3.16%||3.79%||1.62%|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||1.03%||0.27%||0.15%|
33.0% of Navios Maritime Containers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.3% of Eagle Bulk Shipping shares are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of Eagle Bulk Shipping shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Navios Maritime Containers and Eagle Bulk Shipping, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Navios Maritime Containers||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||0||1||3||0||2.75|
Navios Maritime Containers presently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 350.00%. Eagle Bulk Shipping has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.45%. Given Navios Maritime Containers’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Containers is more favorable than Eagle Bulk Shipping.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Navios Maritime Containers and Eagle Bulk Shipping’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Navios Maritime Containers||$133.92 million||0.52||$12.70 million||N/A||N/A|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||$310.09 million||1.07||$12.57 million||$0.18||25.17|
Navios Maritime Containers has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Eagle Bulk Shipping.
About Navios Maritime Containers
Navios Maritime Containers L.P. owns and operates containerships in Asia and Europe. As of March 6, 2019, it owned a fleet of 30 vessels. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
About Eagle Bulk Shipping
Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the ocean transportation of a broad range of dry bulk cargoes worldwide through the ownership, charter, and operation of dry bulk vessels. It operates Supramax and Handymax vessels that transport minor and major bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement, and fertilizer. The company was founded by Sophocles N. Zoullas on March 23, 2005 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.
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