Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE: DSX) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Diana Shipping inc. to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

37.3% of Diana Shipping inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Diana Shipping inc. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diana Shipping inc. 0 5 3 0 2.38
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors 193 606 652 13 2.33

Diana Shipping inc. currently has a consensus target price of $5.19, suggesting a potential upside of 28.09%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 34.87%. Given Diana Shipping inc.’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Diana Shipping inc. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Diana Shipping inc. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diana Shipping inc. -122.29% -14.80% -9.26%
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors -94.46% -16.50% -5.81%

Volatility & Risk

Diana Shipping inc. has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diana Shipping inc.’s competitors have a beta of 2.06, suggesting that their average share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Diana Shipping inc. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Diana Shipping inc. $124.18 million -$403,499.00 -2.13
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors $228.45 million $92.34 million -2.64

Diana Shipping inc.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Diana Shipping inc.. Diana Shipping inc. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Diana Shipping inc. competitors beat Diana Shipping inc. on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About Diana Shipping inc.

Diana Shipping Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s operating fleet consisted of 48 dry bulk carriers, of which 23 were Panamax, four were Kamsarmax, three were Post-Panamax, 14 were Capesize and four were Newcastlemax vessels, having a combined carrying capacity of approximately 5.7 million deadweight tonnage (dwt). As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s fleet included Danae, Dione, Nirefs, Alcyon, Triton, Thetis, Protefs, Calipso, Clio, Erato, Coronis, Melite, Leto, Artemis, Selina, Atalandi, Maia, Medusa, Norfolk, Aliki, Semirio, Boston, Seattle, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Newport News. The Company charters its dry bulk carriers to customers primarily pursuant to time charters.

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