Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ: SHIP) and CAI International (NYSE:CAI) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Seanergy Maritime and CAI International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Seanergy Maritime||$34.66 million||1.15||-$24.62 million||($0.47)||-2.30|
|CAI International||$294.35 million||1.90||$5.99 million||$1.85||15.71|
This table compares Seanergy Maritime and CAI International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Seanergy Maritime has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CAI International has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Seanergy Maritime and CAI International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Seanergy Maritime currently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 177.78%. CAI International has a consensus price target of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.84%. Given Seanergy Maritime’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Seanergy Maritime is more favorable than CAI International.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.4% of Seanergy Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.1% of CAI International shares are held by institutional investors. 24.5% of CAI International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
CAI International beats Seanergy Maritime on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Seanergy Maritime Company Profile
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is an international shipping company. The Company provides marine dry bulk transportation services through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels. It owns a modern fleet of eleven dry bulk carriers, consisting of nine Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,682,582 deadweight tonnages (dwt) and an average fleet age of about 8.1 years. Its fleet comprises vessels, including Leadership, Gloriuship, Geniuship, Premiership, Squireship, Championship, Gladiatorship and Guardianship. The Company’s subsidiaries, which are all, owned by it either directly or indirectly, conduct all of its operations and own all of its operating assets. The Company manages its vessel’s operations, insurances and bunkering, and has the general supervision of its third-party technical and commercial managers. V.Ships Limited, which is an independent third party, provides technical management for its vessels.
CAI International Company Profile
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.
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