Euronav NV (NASDAQ: EURN) and Box Ships (NYSE:TEU) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Euronav NV and Box Ships, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euronav NV 0 1 2 0 2.67
Box Ships 0 0 0 0 N/A

Euronav NV currently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.14%. Given Euronav NV’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Euronav NV is more favorable than Box Ships.

Profitability

This table compares Euronav NV and Box Ships’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euronav NV N/A N/A N/A
Box Ships -241.38% -40.91% -26.54%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Euronav NV and Box Ships’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Euronav NV N/A N/A N/A $1.29 6.51
Box Ships N/A N/A N/A ($46.69) 0.00

Box Ships is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Euronav NV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Euronav NV pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Box Ships does not pay a dividend. Euronav NV pays out 9.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Euronav NV beats Box Ships on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Euronav NV

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages a fleet of vessels for the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of April 4, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 55 double hulled vessels, including 31 very large crude carriers, 1 V-Plus vessel, 19 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 2 Suezmax vessels under construction. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.

About Box Ships

Box Ships Inc. is an international shipping company. The Company is engaged in the seaborne transportation of containers across the world. The Company is focused on pursuing opportunities in the container shipping industry. The Company’s fleet comprises approximately nine containerships with a 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) weighted average age of over 11.3 years and a total capacity of approximately 43,920 TEU. The Company operates through various vessel-owning subsidiaries incorporated in the Republic of Liberia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Hong Kong. The Company outsources the technical and commercial management of its vessels to Allseas Marine S.A. (Allseas). Allseas provides the management services for all of the vessels in its fleet. The vessels in its fleet include Maule, Box Hong Kong, Box China, Box Emma, CMA CGM Kingfish, Box Marlin, Box Voyager, Box Trader and Box Queen. Its operations are primarily conducted outside the United States.

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