International Seaways (NYSE: INSW) and Gener8 Maritime (NASDAQ:GNRT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares International Seaways and Gener8 Maritime’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Seaways $358.39 million 1.81 $118.26 million N/A N/A
Gener8 Maritime $372.58 million 1.10 $210.43 million N/A N/A

Gener8 Maritime has higher revenue and earnings than International Seaways.

Profitability

This table compares International Seaways and Gener8 Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Seaways N/A -2.24% -1.59%
Gener8 Maritime -110.14% N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for International Seaways and Gener8 Maritime, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Seaways 0 0 1 0 3.00
Gener8 Maritime 0 1 1 0 2.50

International Seaways presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.07%. Gener8 Maritime has a consensus target price of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 51.82%. Given Gener8 Maritime’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gener8 Maritime is more favorable than International Seaways.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.7% of International Seaways shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of International Seaways shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

International Seaways Company Profile

International Seaways, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate a fleet of oceangoing vessels. The Company’s oceangoing vessels engage in the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the International Flag trades. The Company’s segments are International Crude Tankers and International Product Carriers. Its 55-vessel fleet consists of Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC), Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), Aframax and Panamax crude tankers, as well as long range 1 (LR1), LR2 and medium range (MR) product carriers. Its International Crude Tankers segment is made up of a ULCC and a fleet of VLCCs, Aframaxes, and Panamaxes. Its International Product Carriers segment consists of a fleet of MRs, LR1s and an LR2 engaged in the transportation of crude and refined petroleum products. Through joint venture partnerships (the JVs), it has ownership interests in approximately four liquefied natural gas carriers and approximately two floating storage and offloading service vessels.

Gener8 Maritime Company Profile

Gener8 Maritime, Inc. is a provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services. The Company operates through the transportation of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum products with its fleet of vessels segment. As of March 10, 2017, the Company owned a fleet of 40 tankers on the water, consisting of 24 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), 10 Suezmax vessels, four Aframax vessels and two Panamax vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 9.4 million deadweight tons (DWT) and one eco VLCC newbuilding. As of March 10, 2017, approximately 77% of its total fleet carrying capacity based on DWT, including newbuildings, was focused on VLCC vessels. As of March 10, 2017, all of its VLCC vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s VL8 Pool, all of its Suezmax vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s Suez8 Pool and all of its Aframax vessels were deployed in the Navig8 Group’s V8 Pool.

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