Gener8 Maritime (NYSE:GNRT) and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NYSE:NAP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.2% of Gener8 Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.7% of Gener8 Maritime shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gener8 Maritime and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gener8 Maritime $298.37 million 1.84 -$168.54 million ($0.25) -26.44
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners $83.05 million 0.71 $14.63 million $0.70 3.93

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Gener8 Maritime. Gener8 Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Navios Maritime Midstream Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Gener8 Maritime and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gener8 Maritime 0 3 2 0 2.40
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 0 1 1 0 2.50

Gener8 Maritime presently has a consensus price target of $7.92, suggesting a potential upside of 19.77%. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has a consensus price target of $5.25, suggesting a potential upside of 90.90%. Given Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Midstream Partners is more favorable than Gener8 Maritime.

Dividends

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.2%. Gener8 Maritime does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays out 71.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Gener8 Maritime and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gener8 Maritime -102.09% -7.26% -3.50%
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners -17.05% 6.44% 3.49%

Risk and Volatility

Gener8 Maritime has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners beats Gener8 Maritime on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gener8 Maritime Company Profile

Gener8 Maritime, Inc. provides international seaborne crude oil and petroleum products transportation services. As of March 14, 2018, it had a fleet of 30 vessels comprising 21 very large crude carriers, 6 Suezmaxes, 1 Aframax, and 2 Panamax tankers with a total carrying capacity of approximately 7.5 million deadweight tons. The company was formerly known as General Maritime Corporation and changed its name to Gener8 Maritime, Inc. in May 2015. Gener8 Maritime, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners Company Profile

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. owns, operates, and acquires crude oil tankers, refined petroleum product tankers, chemical tankers, and liquefied petroleum gas tankers. The company provides seaborne shipping services through its vessels under long-term employment contracts to international oil companies, refiners, and large vessel operators. As of December 31, 2017, it owned six very large crude carrier vessels. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners GP LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. was founded in 2014 and is based in Monaco. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. is a subsidiary of Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation.

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