Head to Head Survey: Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) vs. PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR (NYSE:PCFBY)

Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR (OTCMKTS:PCFBY) 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, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.


PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Hermitage Offshore Services does not pay a dividend. PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays out 53.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.8% of Hermitage Offshore Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hermitage Offshore Services -658.25% -30.29% -12.09%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hermitage Offshore Services $18.44 million 1.54 -$197.29 million N/A N/A
PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR $1.59 billion 0.60 $72.28 million $0.32 13.38

PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hermitage Offshore Services and PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hermitage Offshore Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Risk & Volatility

Hermitage Offshore Services has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR has a beta of -0.14, indicating that its stock price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.


PAC BASIN SHIPP/ADR beats Hermitage Offshore Services on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hermitage Offshore Services

Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. operates as an offshore support vessel company. As of June 6, 2019, it had a fleet of 23 vessels, including 10 platform supply vessels, 2 anchor handling tug supply vessels, and 11 crew boats. The company's vessels primarily operate in the North Sea or the West Coast of Africa. The company was formerly known as Nordic American Offshore Ltd. and changed its name to Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. in June 2019. Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.


Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, an investment holding company, provides dry bulk shipping services worldwide. As of February 28, 2019, the company had a fleet of 217 ships, including 132 Handysize vessels, 83 Supramax vessels, and 2 Post Panamax vessels. It also offers ocean shipping services, shipping consulting and ship agency, crewing, secretarial, and agency and ship management services, as well as issues convertible bonds. Pacific Basin Shipping Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.

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