Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA) is one of 25 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Euroseas to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Euroseas and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Euroseas $28.42 million -$44.22 million -0.62
Euroseas Competitors $220.64 million -$76.22 million 9.00

Euroseas’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Euroseas. Euroseas is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Euroseas has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euroseas’ rivals have a beta of 1.70, indicating that their average stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.3% of Euroseas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Euroseas and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euroseas -70.00% -13.81% -4.84%
Euroseas Competitors -86.43% -15.69% -5.37%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Euroseas and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euroseas 0 0 1 0 3.00
Euroseas Competitors 149 485 597 5 2.37

Euroseas presently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 51.52%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 32.73%. Given Euroseas’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Euroseas is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Euroseas beats its rivals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Euroseas

Euroseas Ltd. is engaged in the shipping business. The Company is an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and is a provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes. Eurobulk Ltd. manages the Company’s operations. The Company also owns and operates dry bulk carriers that transport major bulks, such as iron ore, coal and grains, and minor bulks, such as bauxite, phosphate and fertilizers. The Company has a fleet of 12 vessels, including Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, Panamax drybulk carriers and Handymax drybulk carrier, Intermediate containerships, Handysize containerships, and Feeder containerships. The Company’s five drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 351,272 deadweight tons (dwt), and its seven containerships have a cargo capacity of 11,828 twenty-foot equivalent units (teu).

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