Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT) versus Globus Maritime (NYSE:GLBS) Head to Head Comparison

Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT) and Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Scorpio Bulkers and Globus Maritime’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Scorpio Bulkers $242.50 million 1.84 -$12.70 million ($0.03) -205.00
Globus Maritime $17.35 million 0.61 -$3.57 million N/A N/A

Globus Maritime has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Scorpio Bulkers.

Risk & Volatility

Scorpio Bulkers has a beta of 2.28, meaning that its stock price is 128% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Globus Maritime has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its stock price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Scorpio Bulkers pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Globus Maritime does not pay a dividend. Scorpio Bulkers pays out -266.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Scorpio Bulkers and Globus Maritime, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scorpio Bulkers 0 1 4 0 2.80
Globus Maritime 0 0 0 0 N/A

Scorpio Bulkers presently has a consensus target price of $8.70, suggesting a potential upside of 41.46%. Given Scorpio Bulkers’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Scorpio Bulkers is more favorable than Globus Maritime.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.3% of Scorpio Bulkers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.0% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scorpio Bulkers 10.47% -0.31% -0.16%
Globus Maritime -14.77% -6.07% -2.83%

Summary

Scorpio Bulkers beats Globus Maritime on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Scorpio Bulkers Company Profile

Scorpio Bulkers Inc., a shipping company, owns and operates dry bulk carriers worldwide. Its vessels transport a range of bulk commodities, including ores, coal, grains, and fertilizers. The company owns and operates 55 vessels, including 54 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels comprising 17 Kamsarmax vessels and 37 Ultramax vessels; and 1 time chartered-in Ultramax vessel. Scorpio Bulkers Inc. was founded in 2013 and is based in Monaco.

Globus Maritime Company Profile

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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