Pangaea Logistics Solutions (NASDAQ: DCIX) and Diana Containerships (NASDAQ:DCIX) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Pangaea Logistics Solutions has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diana Containerships has a beta of 3.01, indicating that its share price is 201% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pangaea Logistics Solutions and Diana Containerships’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pangaea Logistics Solutions 5.53% 10.42% 5.26%
Diana Containerships -248.50% -38.76% -23.28%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pangaea Logistics Solutions and Diana Containerships’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pangaea Logistics Solutions $385.09 million 0.40 $7.81 million $0.38 9.13
Diana Containerships $23.81 million 0.33 $3.81 million N/A N/A

Pangaea Logistics Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Diana Containerships.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Pangaea Logistics Solutions and Diana Containerships, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pangaea Logistics Solutions 0 0 2 0 3.00
Diana Containerships 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pangaea Logistics Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $4.55, suggesting a potential upside of 31.12%. Given Pangaea Logistics Solutions’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Pangaea Logistics Solutions is more favorable than Diana Containerships.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.3% of Pangaea Logistics Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of Diana Containerships shares are held by institutional investors. 45.1% of Pangaea Logistics Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Pangaea Logistics Solutions beats Diana Containerships on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Company Profile

Pangaea Logistics Solutions, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides seaborne dry bulk logistics and transportation services to industrial customers worldwide. The company offers various dry bulk cargoes, including grains, coal, iron ore, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, bauxite, alumina, cement clinker, dolomite, and limestone. Its ocean logistics services comprise cargo loading, cargo discharge, vessel chartering, voyage planning, and technical vessel management. As of March 21, 2018, the company operates a fleet of 55 vessels. Pangaea Logistics Solutions, Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is based in Newport, Rhode Island.

Diana Containerships Company Profile

Diana Containerships Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the seaborne transportation industry worldwide. It owns and operates containerships, as well as focuses on containership acquisition opportunities. The company also engages in the provision of time charter services. As of March 22, 2018, its fleet consisted of two panamax and four post-panamax containerships. Diana Containerships Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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