Head to Head Analysis: Odyssey Marine Exploration (OMEX) & Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock (TGP)

Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) and Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock (NYSE:TGP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Odyssey Marine Exploration does not pay a dividend. Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock pays out 56.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Odyssey Marine Exploration and Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Odyssey Marine Exploration $1.25 million 60.98 -$7.75 million N/A N/A
Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock $432.68 million 3.13 $33.96 million $1.00 17.00

Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock has higher revenue and earnings than Odyssey Marine Exploration.

Profitability

This table compares Odyssey Marine Exploration and Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Odyssey Marine Exploration N/A N/A -223.91%
Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock 6.38% 6.08% 2.06%

Volatility & Risk

Odyssey Marine Exploration has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its share price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

9.2% of Odyssey Marine Exploration shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.6% of Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of Odyssey Marine Exploration shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Odyssey Marine Exploration and Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Odyssey Marine Exploration 0 0 0 0 N/A
Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock 0 4 1 0 2.20

Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock has a consensus target price of $19.70, indicating a potential upside of 15.88%. Given Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock is more favorable than Odyssey Marine Exploration.

Summary

Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock beats Odyssey Marine Exploration on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Odyssey Marine Exploration Company Profile

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in deep-ocean exploration activities worldwide. The company provides exploration services, including geophysical and geotechnical assessments of seabed mineral deposits to companies. It also charters or leases its marine exploration equipment, vessels, and services. Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock Company Profile

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. provides marine transportation services for liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and crude oil worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Liquefied Gas and Conventional Tanker. It transports liquid petroleum gases, including propane, butane, and ethane; petrochemical gases, such as ethylene, propylene, and butadiene; and ammonia. As of February 22, 2018, it had a fleet of 49 LNG carriers, 29 LPG/multigas carriers, and 4 conventional tankers. Teekay GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. was founded in 2004 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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