Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Euroseas to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Euroseas and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Euroseas has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euroseas’ competitors have a beta of 2.04, suggesting that their average share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Euroseas and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Euroseas||$32.84 million||$3.25 million||-0.58|
|Euroseas Competitors||$223.90 million||$92.85 million||-2.56|
Euroseas’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Euroseas. Euroseas is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
1.7% of Euroseas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% 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.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Euroseas and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Euroseas currently has a consensus price target of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 63.04%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 26.62%. Given Euroseas’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Euroseas is more favorable than its competitors.
Euroseas competitors beat Euroseas on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Euroseas Company Profile
Euroseas Ltd. is engaged in the shipping business. The Company is an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and is a provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes. Eurobulk Ltd. manages the Company’s operations. The Company also owns and operates dry bulk carriers that transport major bulks, such as iron ore, coal and grains, and minor bulks, such as bauxite, phosphate and fertilizers. The Company has a fleet of 12 vessels, including Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, Panamax drybulk carriers and Handymax drybulk carrier, Intermediate containerships, Handysize containerships, and Feeder containerships. The Company’s five drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 351,272 deadweight tons (dwt), and its seven containerships have a cargo capacity of 11,828 twenty-foot equivalent units (teu).
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