International Seaways (INSW) versus Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock (TGP) Head-To-Head Comparison

International Seaways (NYSE: INSW) 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 earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.8% of International Seaways shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.6% of Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of International Seaways shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. International Seaways 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.

Risk and Volatility

International Seaways has a beta of -0.62, meaning that its share price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for International Seaways and Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Seaways 0 0 2 0 3.00
Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock 0 4 1 0 2.20

International Seaways presently has a consensus price target of $29.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.62%. Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock has a consensus price target of $19.70, indicating a potential upside of 17.96%. Given International Seaways’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe International Seaways is more favorable than Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock.

Profitability

This table compares International Seaways 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
International Seaways -60.58% -3.73% -2.51%
Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock 6.38% 6.08% 2.06%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares International Seaways and Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Seaways $290.10 million 2.38 -$106.08 million ($0.29) -81.55
Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock $432.68 million 3.07 $33.96 million $1.00 16.70

Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock has higher revenue and earnings than International Seaways. International Seaways is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Teekay Lng Partners, L.P. Common Stock beats International Seaways on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Seaways Company Profile

International Seaways, Inc. owns and operates a fleet of oceangoing vessels for the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the International Flag trades. It operates through two segments, Crude Tankers and Product Carriers. As of March 8, 2018, the company owned or operated a fleet of 53 vessels, including 1 ultra large crude carrier, 9 very large crude carriers, 2 Suezmaxes, 8 Aframaxes, 12 Panamaxes, and 15 medium range tankers. International Seaways, Inc., through joint venture partnerships, also has ownership interests in 4 liquefied natural gas carriers, and 2 floating storage and offloading service vessels. It serves independent and state-owned oil companies, oil traders, refinery operators, and international government entities. The company was formerly known as OSG International, Inc. and changed its name to International Seaways, Inc. in October 2016. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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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