Analyzing Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and Grupo TMM SAB (NYSE:GTMAY)

Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and Grupo TMM SAB (OTCMKTS:GTMAY) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.5% of Hermitage Offshore Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.5% of Grupo TMM SAB shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Grupo TMM SAB’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hermitage Offshore Services -537.88% -48.39% -12.64%
Grupo TMM SAB -5.78% -4.03% -2.05%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Grupo TMM SAB’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hermitage Offshore Services $18.44 million 1.35 -$197.29 million N/A N/A
Grupo TMM SAB $79.31 million 0.39 $990,000.00 N/A N/A

Grupo TMM SAB has higher revenue and earnings than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hermitage Offshore Services and Grupo TMM SAB, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hermitage Offshore Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Grupo TMM SAB 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Hermitage Offshore Services has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grupo TMM SAB has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Grupo TMM SAB beats Hermitage Offshore Services on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hermitage Offshore Services

Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. operates as an offshore support vessel company. As of June 6, 2019, it had a fleet of 23 vessels, including 10 platform supply vessels, 2 anchor handling tug supply vessels, and 11 crew boats. The company's vessels primarily operate in the North Sea or the West Coast of Africa. The company was formerly known as Nordic American Offshore Ltd. and changed its name to Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. in June 2019. Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About Grupo TMM SAB

Grupo TMM, S.A.B., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a logistics and transportation company in Mexico. It operates in four segments: Maritime, Logistics, Ports and Terminals, and Warehousing. The company offers maritime transportation services, including offshore vessels, which provide transportation and other services to the Mexican offshore oil industry; tankers that transport petroleum products in Mexican waters; parcel tankers, which transport liquid chemical and vegetable oil cargos from and to the United States and Mexico; tugboats that provide towing services at the port of Manzanillo, Mexico; and dry bulk carriers that transport unpackaged commodities, such as steel between South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. As of March 31, 2018, it operated through a fleet of 39 vessels, which included product and chemical tankers, harbor tugs, and various offshore supply vessels. The company also provides ship repair services through two floating drydocks with a capacity of 3,000 metric tons each; port agent services to vessel owners and operators in the Mexican ports; and warehousing and bonded warehousing facility management services, as well as operates the Tuxpan, Tampico, and Acapulco port facilities. In addition, it offers logistics services, including consulting, analytical, and logistics outsourcing; logistics network analysis; logistics information process design; intermodal transport; supply chain and logistics management; product handling and repackaging; local pre-assembly; container maintenance and repair; and inbound and outbound distribution using various transportation modes to automobile manufacturers and retailers. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

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