Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NAP) versus Navios Maritime Holdings (NM) Critical Survey

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 18.41% 5.73% 3.29%
Navios Maritime Holdings -20.55% -13.28% -4.27%

Volatility and Risk

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Holdings has a beta of 2.92, suggesting that its share price is 192% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Navios Maritime Midstream Partners and Navios Maritime Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 1 2 0 0 1.67
Navios Maritime Holdings 1 1 0 0 1.50

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners presently has a consensus target price of $10.33, suggesting a potential upside of 16.24%. Navios Maritime Holdings has a consensus target price of $1.25, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. Given Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Midstream Partners is more favorable than Navios Maritime Holdings.

Dividends

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 19.0%. Navios Maritime Holdings does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays out 196.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.9% of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.7% of Navios Maritime Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners $84.60 million 1.05 $56.46 million $0.86 10.34
Navios Maritime Holdings $435.26 million 0.34 $79.40 million ($0.80) -1.56

Navios Maritime Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Navios Maritime Midstream Partners. Navios Maritime Holdings 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.

Summary

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners beats Navios Maritime Holdings on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Navios Maritime Midstream Partners

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (Navios Midstream) is a holding company. The Company’s principal activity is to own, operate and acquire crude oil tankers under long-term employment contracts, as well as refined petroleum product tankers, chemical tankers, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers under long-term employment contracts. The Company focuses to charter its vessels under long-term employment contracts to international oil companies, refiners and large vessel operators. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a fleet consists of six very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which had an average remaining employment term of approximately 4.2 years. Its VLCC vessels include Shinyo Ocean, Shinyo Kannika, Shinyo Saowalak, Shinyo Kieran, C. Dream and Nave Celeste. The Company also provides seaborne shipping services under long-term time charters.

About Navios Maritime Holdings

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (Navios Holdings) is a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company. The Company is focused on the transport and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ore, coal and grain. It operates through two segments: the Dry bulk Vessel Operations and the Logistics Business. The Dry bulk Vessel Operations segment consists of the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation and trading of vessels, freight and forward freight agreements (FFAs). The Logistics Business segment consists of port terminal business, barge business and cabotage business in the Hidrovia region of South America. Navios Holdings also offers commercial and technical management services to the fleets of Navios Maritime Partners L.P., Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P., Navios Europe Inc. and Navios Europe (II) Inc.

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