Head to Head Comparison: Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (PCFBY) vs. Genco Shipping & Trading (GNK)

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (OTCMKTS:PCFBY) and Genco Shipping & Trading (NYSE:GNK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.7% of Genco Shipping & Trading shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Genco Shipping & Trading 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and Genco Shipping & Trading, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genco Shipping & Trading 1 1 6 0 2.63

Genco Shipping & Trading has a consensus price target of $18.79, indicating a potential upside of 78.06%. Given Genco Shipping & Trading’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Genco Shipping & Trading is more favorable than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR.

Risk and Volatility

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has a beta of 0.02, indicating that its share price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genco Shipping & Trading has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and Genco Shipping & Trading’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genco Shipping & Trading -29.58% -0.59% -0.39%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and Genco Shipping & Trading’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR $1.49 billion 0.63 $3.61 million $0.02 209.50
Genco Shipping & Trading $209.70 million 2.08 -$58.72 million ($1.29) -8.14

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Genco Shipping & Trading. Genco Shipping & Trading is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Genco Shipping & Trading does not pay a dividend. Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR beats Genco Shipping & Trading on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR Company Profile

Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, an investment holding company, provides dry bulk shipping services worldwide. The company has a fleet of 222 ships, including 139 Handysize vessels, 81 Supramax vessels, and 2 Post Panamax vessels. It also offers ship and ocean shipping services, shipping consulting and ship agency, crewing, secretarial, and agency and ship management services. Pacific Basin Shipping Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.

Genco Shipping & Trading Company Profile

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company, through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carrier vessels, transports iron ores, coal, grains, steel products, and other dry-bulk cargoes. The company charters its vessels primarily to trading houses, such as commodities traders; producers; and government-owned entities. As of August 15, 2018, it had fleet of 15 Capesize, 5 Panamax, 5 Ultramax, 21 Supramax, 1 Handymax, and 15 Handysize drybulk carriers with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 5,039,000 deadweight tons. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

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