Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE) versus Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) Head to Head Contrast

Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ: EGLE) and Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Dividends

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Tsakos Energy Navigation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Eagle Bulk Shipping does not pay a dividend. Tsakos Energy Navigation pays out 83.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Eagle Bulk Shipping and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eagle Bulk Shipping $236.79 million 1.58 -$43.79 million ($0.42) -12.69
Tsakos Energy Navigation $529.18 million 0.58 $7.61 million $0.24 15.04

Tsakos Energy Navigation has higher revenue and earnings than Eagle Bulk Shipping. Eagle Bulk Shipping is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tsakos Energy Navigation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Eagle Bulk Shipping has a beta of 2.26, meaning that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tsakos Energy Navigation has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.9% of Eagle Bulk Shipping shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.2% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Eagle Bulk Shipping shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Eagle Bulk Shipping and Tsakos Energy Navigation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eagle Bulk Shipping 0 1 2 0 2.67
Tsakos Energy Navigation 0 1 6 0 2.86

Eagle Bulk Shipping currently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.57%. Tsakos Energy Navigation has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 38.50%. Given Tsakos Energy Navigation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tsakos Energy Navigation is more favorable than Eagle Bulk Shipping.

Profitability

This table compares Eagle Bulk Shipping and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eagle Bulk Shipping -18.50% -6.04% -3.60%
Tsakos Energy Navigation 1.44% 1.35% 0.59%

Summary

Tsakos Energy Navigation beats Eagle Bulk Shipping on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eagle Bulk Shipping Company Profile

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. is engaged primarily in the ocean transportation of a range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes. The Company operates in the Handymax sector of the dry bulk industry, with particular emphasis on the Supramax class of vessels. The Company owns Supramax dry bulk vessel. Supramax dry bulk vessels range in size from 50,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons. These vessels have the cargo loading and unloading flexibility of on-board cranes while offering cargo carrying capacities approaching that of Panamax dry bulk vessels, which range in size from 60,000 to 100,000 deadweight tons and must rely on port facilities to load and offload their cargoes. On July 26, 2011 the Company sold its the Heron, a Supramax class of vessel.

Tsakos Energy Navigation Company Profile

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited provides international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services worldwide. The company offers marine transportation services to national, major, and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium, and short-term charters. As of April 5, 2017, it operated a fleet of 62 double-hull vessels, including 57 conventional tankers, 2 liquefied natural gas carriers, and 3 suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers. Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited has a strategic partnership with Statoil for the crude oil tanker newbuildings. The company was formerly known as MIF Limited and changed its name to Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited in July 2001. Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited was founded in 1993 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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