Contrasting Navios Maritime Acquisition (NNA) & Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG)

Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE: NNA) and Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE:OSG) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

18.1% of Navios Maritime Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.7% of Overseas Shipholding Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Overseas Shipholding Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Navios Maritime Acquisition and Overseas Shipholding Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Acquisition 1 1 1 0 2.00
Overseas Shipholding Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Navios Maritime Acquisition currently has a consensus target price of $1.63, indicating a potential upside of 180.17%. Given Navios Maritime Acquisition’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Acquisition is more favorable than Overseas Shipholding Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Navios Maritime Acquisition and Overseas Shipholding Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Acquisition $227.29 million 0.38 -$78.89 million ($0.12) -4.83
Overseas Shipholding Group $390.43 million 0.80 $55.97 million N/A N/A

Overseas Shipholding Group has higher revenue and earnings than Navios Maritime Acquisition.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime Acquisition and Overseas Shipholding Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Acquisition -52.11% -9.11% -2.71%
Overseas Shipholding Group 14.14% 18.28% 5.87%

Dividends

Navios Maritime Acquisition pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.8%. Overseas Shipholding Group does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Acquisition pays out -66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Navios Maritime Acquisition has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overseas Shipholding Group has a beta of -0.11, meaning that its stock price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Overseas Shipholding Group beats Navios Maritime Acquisition on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Navios Maritime Acquisition Company Profile

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns a fleet of crude oil, refined petroleum product, and chemical tankers. It charters its vessels to oil companies, refiners, and large vessel operators under long, medium, and short term charters. As of April 2, 2018, the compnay's fleet consisted of a total of 35 double-hulled tanker vessels aggregating approximately 3.6 million deadweight tons, which included 7 very large crude carrier tankers, 8 Long Range 1 product tankers, 18 Medium Range 2 product tankers, and 2 chemical tankers. Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation was founded in 2008 and is based in Monaco.

Overseas Shipholding Group Company Profile

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. owns and operates a fleet of oceangoing vessels engaged in the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the United States. At December 31, 2017, the company owned or operated a fleet of 23 vessels totaling an aggregate of approximately 1 million deadweight tons. It serves independent oil traders, refinery operators, and U.S. and international government entities. Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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