Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) (OTCMKTS:ULTRF) and Teekay (NYSE:TK) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.
Risk & Volatility
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) has a beta of 1.85, meaning that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) and Teekay, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Teekay has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 57.56%. Given Teekay’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Teekay is more favorable than Ultrapetrol (Bahamas).
Teekay pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) does not pay a dividend. Teekay pays out -41.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
22.7% of Teekay shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Teekay shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) and Teekay’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Teekay||$1.71 billion||0.28||-$79.24 million||($0.53)||-8.98|
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Teekay.
This table compares Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) and Teekay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Teekay beats Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ultrapetrol (Bahamas)
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, an industrial shipping company, provides marine transportation services in South America, Europe, Central America, North America, and Asia. The company operates in three segments: River Business, Offshore Supply Business, and Ocean Business. The River Business segment owns and operates dry and tanker barges, and push boats in the Hidrovia region of South America. Its dry barges transport agricultural and forestry products, iron ore, and other cargoes; and tanker barges carry petroleum products, vegetable oils, and other liquids. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had 681 barges with approximately 1.3 million dwt capacity; and 34 push boats. The Offshore Supply Business segment owns and operates vessels that provide logistical and transportation services for offshore petroleum exploration and production companies. It transports supplies, such as containerized equipment, drill casings, pipes, and heavy loads; fuel, water, drilling fluids, and bulk cement; and various other supplies to drilling rigs and platforms. This segment's fleet consisted of 13 platform supply vessels and 1 remotely operated vehicle. The Ocean Business segment owns and operates oceangoing vessels, which transports petroleum products, as well as a container line service in the Argentine cabotage trade. The company serves petroleum, agricultural, and mining companies. Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Nassau, the Bahamas. Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited is a subsidiary of Sparrow Capital Investments Ltd.
Teekay Corporation provides crude oil and gas marine transportation; offshore oil production; and storage and offloading services in Bermuda and internationally. It operates shuttle tankers; floating production, storage, and offloading units; floating storage and offloading units; HiLoad dynamic positioning units; long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels; and conventional tankers. As of December 31, 2018, its fleet consisted of 155 vessels. The company serves energy and utility companies, oil traders, large oil and LNG consumers, petroleum product producers, government agencies, and various other entities that depend upon marine transportation. Teekay Corporation was founded in 1973 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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