Analyzing Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (PCFBY)

Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMM) and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (OTCMKTS:PCFBY) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime Partners and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Partners -15.62% 5.27% 3.13%
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Navios Maritime Partners and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Partners 1 0 2 0 2.33
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Navios Maritime Partners currently has a consensus price target of $2.40, indicating a potential upside of 110.53%. Given Navios Maritime Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Partners is more favorable than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Navios Maritime Partners and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Partners $211.65 million 0.90 -$15.09 million $0.16 7.13
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR $1.49 billion 0.70 $3.61 million $0.02 235.50

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Navios Maritime Partners. Navios Maritime Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Navios Maritime Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.0%. Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Navios Maritime Partners pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Navios Maritime Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.4% of Navios Maritime Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Navios Maritime Partners has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has a beta of 0.04, suggesting that its stock price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Navios Maritime Partners beats Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Navios Maritime Partners

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. owns and operates dry cargo vessels in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. The company offers seaborne transportation services for a range of dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain, and fertilizers, as well as charters its vessels under medium to long-term charters. As of June 12, 2018, it owned a fleet of 38 vessels, including 13 Capesize vessels, 17 Panamaxes, 3 Ultra-Handymaxes, and 5 Container vessels. Navios GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of Navios Maritime Partners L.P. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Monaco.

About Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR

Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, an investment holding company, provides dry bulk shipping services worldwide. The company has a fleet of 222 ships, including 139 Handysize vessels, 81 Supramax vessels, and 2 Post Panamax vessels. It also offers ship and ocean shipping services, shipping consulting and ship agency, crewing, secretarial, and agency and ship management services. Pacific Basin Shipping Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.

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