Head to Head Analysis: Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) & Its Peers

Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP) is one of 27 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Capital Product Partners L.P. to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Capital Product Partners L.P. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capital Product Partners L.P. 17.17% 4.76% 2.67%
Capital Product Partners L.P. Competitors -87.78% -15.41% -5.32%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

18.2% of Capital Product Partners L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Capital Product Partners L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.4%. Capital Product Partners L.P. pays out 114.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.0% and pay out 0.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Capital Product Partners L.P. and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capital Product Partners L.P. 0 0 3 0 3.00
Capital Product Partners L.P. Competitors 144 476 592 5 2.38

Capital Product Partners L.P. presently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.20%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 26.62%. Given Capital Product Partners L.P.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Capital Product Partners L.P. is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Capital Product Partners L.P. and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Capital Product Partners L.P. N/A N/A 12.21
Capital Product Partners L.P. Competitors $223.90 million $92.85 million -2.56

Capital Product Partners L.P.’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Capital Product Partners L.P.. Capital Product Partners L.P. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Capital Product Partners L.P. has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capital Product Partners L.P.’s rivals have a beta of 2.04, suggesting that their average stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Capital Product Partners L.P. beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Capital Product Partners L.P.

Capital Product Partners L.P. is an international owner of tanker, container and drybulk vessels. The Company’s fleet consisted of 36 high specification vessels with an average age of approximately 7.4 years, as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, its fleet consisted of four Suezmax crude oil tankers, 21 medium range product tankers, 10 post-panamax container carrier vessels and one Capesize bulk carrier. The Company’s vessels are capable of carrying a range of cargoes, including crude oil, refined oil products, such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel, edible oils and certain chemicals, such as ethanol, as well as dry cargo and containerized goods. Its fleet consists of product tankers, such as Aktoras, Aiolos, Agisilaos, Akeraios and Apostolos; crude tankers, such as Amoureux, Aias, Amore Mio II and Miltiadis M II; drybulk vessels, such as Cape Agamemnon, and container carrier vessels, such as Archimidis, Agamemnon and Hyundai Platinum.

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