Contrasting Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) and Its Peers

Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Navios Maritime Partners to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Partners -19.50% 2.60% 1.49%
Navios Maritime Partners Competitors -84.73% -15.18% -5.29%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.1% of Navios Maritime Partners 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Navios Maritime Partners and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Partners $190.52 million -$52.54 million -4.42
Navios Maritime Partners Competitors $220.64 million -$76.22 million 7.41

Navios Maritime Partners’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Navios Maritime Partners. Navios Maritime Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Navios Maritime Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Partners 0 2 1 0 2.33
Navios Maritime Partners Competitors 146 479 592 5 2.37

Navios Maritime Partners presently has a consensus price target of $2.17, indicating a potential upside of 8.88%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 31.17%. Given Navios Maritime Partners’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Navios Maritime Partners has a beta of 1.87, suggesting that its stock price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Partners’ competitors have a beta of 1.92, suggesting that their average stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Navios Maritime Partners competitors beat Navios Maritime Partners on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Navios Maritime Partners

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. is an international owner and operator of dry cargo and container vessels. The Company is engaged in the seaborne transportation services of a range of dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer, and also containers, chartering its vessels under medium to long-term charters. It focuses on providing seaborne shipping services under long-term time charters. As of December 31, 2016, it controlled 12 Panamax vessels, nine Capesize vessels, three Ultra-Handymax vessels and seven container vessels. Panamax vessels are vessels capable of carrying a range of dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer and being accommodated in various discharge ports. Capesize vessels are dedicated to the carriage of iron ore and coal. Ultra-Handymax vessels are similar to Panamax vessels although with less carrying capacity, and have self-loading and discharging gear on board to accommodate undeveloped ports.

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