Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Capital Product Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Capital Product Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capital Product Partners 0 0 3 0 3.00
Capital Product Partners Competitors 149 485 600 5 2.37

Capital Product Partners currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 57.73%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 33.15%. Given Capital Product Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Capital Product Partners is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Capital Product Partners and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Capital Product Partners $241.62 million $52.48 million 11.32
Capital Product Partners Competitors $220.64 million -$76.22 million 17.62

Capital Product Partners has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Capital Product Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Capital Product Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capital Product Partners 17.17% 4.70% 2.67%
Capital Product Partners Competitors -63.23% -14.85% -5.11%

Risk and Volatility

Capital Product Partners has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capital Product Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.88, indicating that their average stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Capital Product Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.1%. Capital Product Partners pays out 114.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.1% and pay out 0.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.3% of Capital Product Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Capital Product Partners beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Capital Product Partners Company Profile

Capital Product Partners L.P. is an international owner of tanker, container and drybulk vessels. The Company’s fleet consisted of 36 high specification vessels with an average age of approximately 7.4 years, as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, its fleet consisted of four Suezmax crude oil tankers, 21 medium range product tankers, 10 post-panamax container carrier vessels and one Capesize bulk carrier. The Company’s vessels are capable of carrying a range of cargoes, including crude oil, refined oil products, such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel, edible oils and certain chemicals, such as ethanol, as well as dry cargo and containerized goods. Its fleet consists of product tankers, such as Aktoras, Aiolos, Agisilaos, Akeraios and Apostolos; crude tankers, such as Amoureux, Aias, Amore Mio II and Miltiadis M II; drybulk vessels, such as Cape Agamemnon, and container carrier vessels, such as Archimidis, Agamemnon and Hyundai Platinum.

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