Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP) and Gener8 Maritime (NYSE:GNRT) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
25.8% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.8% of Gener8 Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of Gener8 Maritime shares are held by 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.
This table compares Tsakos Energy Navigation and Gener8 Maritime’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tsakos Energy Navigation||$481.79 million||0.57||$55.78 million||$0.20||16.05|
|Gener8 Maritime||$404.62 million||1.10||$67.30 million||($1.41)||-3.78|
Gener8 Maritime has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tsakos Energy Navigation. Gener8 Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tsakos Energy Navigation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Tsakos Energy Navigation and Gener8 Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Tsakos Energy Navigation||5.64%||2.02%||0.88%|
Tsakos Energy Navigation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Gener8 Maritime does not pay a dividend. Tsakos Energy Navigation pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Tsakos Energy Navigation and Gener8 Maritime, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Tsakos Energy Navigation||0||2||5||0||2.71|
Tsakos Energy Navigation presently has a consensus target price of $5.36, suggesting a potential upside of 66.89%. Gener8 Maritime has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 87.62%. Given Gener8 Maritime’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Gener8 Maritime is more favorable than Tsakos Energy Navigation.
Tsakos Energy Navigation beats Gener8 Maritime on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Tsakos Energy Navigation
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd is a provider of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. The Company operates through maritime transportation of liquid energy related products segment. The Company consists of 65 double-hull vessels, constituting a mix of crude tankers, product tankers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, totaling 7.2 million deadweight. Of these, 47 vessels trade in crude, 13 in products, three are shuttle tankers and two are LNG carriers. Its diversified fleet, which includes VLCC, aframax, panamax, handysize, handymax tankers, LNG carrier and DP2 shuttle tankers, allows it to serve its customers’ international petroleum product and crude oil transportation needs.
About Gener8 Maritime
Gener8 Maritime, Inc. is a provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services. The Company operates through the transportation of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum products with its fleet of vessels segment. As of March 10, 2017, the Company owned a fleet of 40 tankers on the water, consisting of 24 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), 10 Suezmax vessels, four Aframax vessels and two Panamax vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 9.4 million deadweight tons (DWT) and one eco VLCC newbuilding. As of March 10, 2017, approximately 77% of its total fleet carrying capacity based on DWT, including newbuildings, was focused on VLCC vessels. As of March 10, 2017, all of its VLCC vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s VL8 Pool, all of its Suezmax vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s Suez8 Pool and all of its Aframax vessels were deployed in the Navig8 Group’s V8 Pool.
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