Head-To-Head Contrast: DryShips (DRYS) vs. Its Rivals

DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) is one of 27 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare DryShips to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.9% of DryShips 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares DryShips and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DryShips -218.76% -49.79% -27.33%
DryShips Competitors -87.51% -15.21% -5.31%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DryShips and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
DryShips $49.93 million -$31.37 million 0.00
DryShips Competitors $223.90 million $92.85 million -2.56

DryShips’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than DryShips. DryShips 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.

Dividends

DryShips pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. DryShips pays out 0.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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. DryShips lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Risk & Volatility

DryShips has a beta of 1.88, indicating that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DryShips’ competitors have a beta of 2.04, indicating that their average stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for DryShips and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DryShips 0 0 0 0 N/A
DryShips Competitors 144 477 592 5 2.38

As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 27.44%. Given DryShips’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe DryShips has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

DryShips competitors beat DryShips on 11 of the 11 factors compared.

About DryShips

DryShips, Inc. is a holding company. The Company owns drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels. The Company operates through two segments: the drybulk carrier and the offshore support. Under its drybulk segment, the Company operates as a provider of drybulk commodities transportation services for the steel, electric utility, construction and agri-food industries. Under its offshore support segment, the Company operates as a provider of offshore support services to the global offshore energy industry. The Offshore support segment operates a diversified fleet of offshore support vessels. It owns a fleet of approximately 20 Panamax drybulk carriers, which have a combined deadweight tonnage (dwt) of approximately 1.5 million dwt and an average age of approximately 10 years, and six offshore supply vessels, comprising over two platform supply and four oil spill recovery vessels, and have an average age of approximately 3.1 years.

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