Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) & Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey

Nordic American Tanker (NYSE: NAT) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Water transportation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Nordic American Tanker to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Nordic American Tanker and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nordic American Tanker 2 4 1 0 1.86
Nordic American Tanker Competitors 239 766 1134 37 2.45

Nordic American Tanker presently has a consensus target price of $2.75, suggesting a potential upside of 47.06%. As a group, “Water transportation” companies have a potential upside of 16.96%. Given Nordic American Tanker’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Nordic American Tanker is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Nordic American Tanker has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nordic American Tanker’s competitors have a beta of 1.16, suggesting that their average stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nordic American Tanker and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nordic American Tanker $154.68 million -$75.50 million -2.63
Nordic American Tanker Competitors $2.48 billion $295.03 million -0.46

Nordic American Tanker’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Nordic American Tanker. Nordic American Tanker is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Nordic American Tanker and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nordic American Tanker -48.82% -9.01% -5.72%
Nordic American Tanker Competitors -0.68% 4.75% 1.80%

Dividends

Nordic American Tanker pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Nordic American Tanker pays out -16.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Water transportation” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.1% and pay out 74.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Nordic American Tanker is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.7% of Nordic American Tanker shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Nordic American Tanker competitors beat Nordic American Tanker on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Nordic American Tanker

Nordic American Tankers Limited is an international tanker company. The Company owns approximately 26 vessels, including approximately two new buildings under construction, of approximately 156,000 deadweight tonnage (dwt) each. The Company’s Suezmaxes tankers can carry over one million barrels of oil. The vessels in the Company’s fleet are homogenous and interchangeable. The Company’s vessels are employed in the spot market. The Company’s vessels include Nordic Harrier, Nordic Hawk, Nordic Hunter, Nordic Voyager, Nordic Fighter, Nordic Freedom, Nordic Discovery, Nordic Saturn, Nordic Jupiter, Nordic Moon, Nordic Apollo, Nordic Cosmos, Nordic Sprite, Nordic Mistral, Nordic Passat, Nordic Vega, Nordic Breeze, Nordic Zenith, Nordic Sprinter, Nordic Skier and Nordic Light.

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