Reviewing Nordic American Tanker (NAT) and EuroDry (EDRY)

Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) and EuroDry (NASDAQ:EDRY) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Nordic American Tanker and EuroDry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nordic American Tanker -90.79% -12.76% -7.74%
EuroDry N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Nordic American Tanker and EuroDry, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nordic American Tanker 1 4 2 0 2.14
EuroDry 0 0 2 0 3.00

Nordic American Tanker currently has a consensus target price of $2.63, indicating a potential downside of 5.23%. EuroDry has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 42.86%. Given EuroDry’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EuroDry is more favorable than Nordic American Tanker.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Nordic American Tanker and EuroDry’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nordic American Tanker $154.68 million 2.54 -$204.96 million ($0.71) -3.90
EuroDry $19.15 million 1.03 $840,000.00 N/A N/A

EuroDry has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nordic American Tanker.

Dividends

Nordic American Tanker pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. EuroDry does not pay a dividend. Nordic American Tanker pays out -5.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.6% of Nordic American Tanker shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of EuroDry shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

EuroDry beats Nordic American Tanker on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nordic American Tanker

Nordic American Tankers Limited, a tanker company, acquires and charters double-hull tankers in Bermuda and internationally. It operates a fleet of 33 Suezmax crude oil tankers. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About EuroDry

EuroDry Ltd. operates independently of Euroseas Ltd. as of May 31, 2018.

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