Financial Contrast: Pangaea Logistics Solutions (NASDAQ:PANL) and Its Peers

Pangaea Logistics Solutions (NASDAQ: PANL) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Pangaea Logistics Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Pangaea Logistics Solutions and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pangaea Logistics Solutions 0 0 2 0 3.00
Pangaea Logistics Solutions Competitors 92 622 581 25 2.41

Pangaea Logistics Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $57.35, suggesting a potential upside of 1,075.20%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential downside of 3.63%. Given Pangaea Logistics Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pangaea Logistics Solutions is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pangaea Logistics Solutions and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Pangaea Logistics Solutions $238.02 million $7.45 million 61.00
Pangaea Logistics Solutions Competitors $1.95 billion $105.60 million 33.94

Pangaea Logistics Solutions’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pangaea Logistics Solutions. Pangaea Logistics Solutions is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Pangaea Logistics Solutions has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pangaea Logistics Solutions’ peers have a beta of 1.10, meaning that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pangaea Logistics Solutions and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pangaea Logistics Solutions 1.10% 7.10% 3.35%
Pangaea Logistics Solutions Competitors 9.32% 8.73% 4.73%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

28.7% of Pangaea Logistics Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 86.2% of Pangaea Logistics Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.4% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Pangaea Logistics Solutions peers beat Pangaea Logistics Solutions on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Pangaea Logistics Solutions

Pangaea Logistics Solutions, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of seaborne drybulk transportation services. The Company services a range of industrial customers who require the transportation of a range of drybulk cargoes, including grains, coal, iron ore, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, bauxite, alumina, cement clinker, dolomite and limestone. The Company addresses the transportation needs of its customers by undertaking a set of services and activities, including cargo loading, cargo discharge, vessel chartering, voyage planning and technical vessel management. The Company uses a mix of owned and chartered-in motor vessels to transport over 18.3 million deadweight tons (dwt) of cargo to approximately 100 ports across the world, averaging over 40 vessels in service. The Company’s owned fleet includes eight Panamax drybulk carriers, four Supramax drybulk carriers and two Handymax drybulk carriers. Its vessels include Nordic Orion, Nordic Odyssey and Bulk Trident.

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