Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS) versus Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) Critical Contrast

Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS) and Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Pyxis Tankers and Globus Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pyxis Tankers -38.99% -24.81% -8.75%
Globus Maritime -14.77% -6.07% -2.83%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Pyxis Tankers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Globus Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. 59.2% of Globus Maritime shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pyxis Tankers and Globus Maritime’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pyxis Tankers $28.46 million 0.78 -$8.21 million ($0.49) -2.18
Globus Maritime $17.35 million 0.43 -$3.57 million N/A N/A

Globus Maritime has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pyxis Tankers.

Volatility and Risk

Pyxis Tankers has a beta of -0.75, meaning that its stock price is 175% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Globus Maritime has a beta of 2.2, meaning that its stock price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Pyxis Tankers and Globus Maritime, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pyxis Tankers 0 0 2 0 3.00
Globus Maritime 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pyxis Tankers currently has a consensus target price of $2.25, indicating a potential upside of 110.28%. Given Pyxis Tankers’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Pyxis Tankers is more favorable than Globus Maritime.

Summary

Globus Maritime beats Pyxis Tankers on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pyxis Tankers

Pyxis Tankers Inc. operates as a maritime transportation company with a focus on the tanker sector in the United States. Its fleet transports refined petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, and fuel oil, as well as other liquid bulk items, including vegetable oils and organic chemicals. As of March 20, 2018, the company operated a fleet of six double hull product tankers. Pyxis Tankers Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

About Globus Maritime

Globus Maritime Limited, an integrated dry bulk shipping company, provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns, operates, and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated five vessels with a total carrying capacity of 300.571 deadweight tonnage. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Athens, Greece. Globus Maritime Limited is a subsidiary of Firment Trading Limited.

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