Critical Contrast: CAI International (CAP) & Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA)

CAI International (NYSE: CAP) and Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CAI International and Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CAI International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation $274.31 million 0.71 $150.37 million ($0.20) -6.40

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than CAI International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.5% of Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares CAI International and Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CAI International 15.28% 10.74% 2.43%
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation -12.34% 4.89% 1.62%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CAI International and Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CAI International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation has a consensus price target of $1.67, indicating a potential upside of 30.21%. Given Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation is more favorable than CAI International.


Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.6%. CAI International does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation pays out -100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation beats CAI International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CAI International

CAI International, Inc. is a transportation finance and logistics company. The Company purchases equipment, primarily intermodal shipping containers and railcars, which it leases to its customers, and also manages equipment for third-party investors. The Company operates through three segments: container leasing, rail leasing and logistics. In operating the Company’s fleet, it leases, re-leases and disposes equipment and contracts for the repair, repositioning and storage of equipment. The Company also provides domestic and international logistics services. The Company leases its container equipment to lessees under long-term leases, short-term leases and finance leases. The Company’s long-term leases have terms of one year or more and specify the number of containers to be leased, the pick-up and drop-off locations.

About Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation is an international shipping company. The Company owns a fleet of modern crude oil, refined petroleum product and chemical tankers providing marine transportation services around the world. The Company charters its vessels to international oil companies, refiners and vessel operators under long, medium and short-term charters. The Company’s fleet includes approximately 38 double-hulled tanker vessels, aggregating approximately four million deadweight tons (dwt). The fleet includes approximately eight very large crude carrier (VLCC) tankers, which transport crude oil, and over eight Long Range 1 (LR1) product tankers; approximately 18 Medium Range 2 (MR2) product tankers, and over four chemical tankers, which transport refined petroleum products and bulk liquid chemicals. Its vessels include Nave Constellation, Nave Universe, Nave Polaris, Nave Cosmos, Nave Velocity, Nave Sextans, Nave Pyxis, Nave Luminosity, Nave Jupiter and Nave Pulsar.

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