Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 (NYSE: GNK) and Paragon Shipping (NASDAQ:PRGN) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.5% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Paragon Shipping’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 -116.60% -12.03% -7.45%
Paragon Shipping -2,555.05% -1,650.05% -348.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Paragon Shipping, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 0 1 3 0 2.75
Paragon Shipping 0 0 0 0 N/A

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 87.64%. Given Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is more favorable than Paragon Shipping.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Paragon Shipping’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 $152.89 million 2.04 -$21.59 million ($22.94) -0.39
Paragon Shipping N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Paragon Shipping has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021.

Summary

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 beats Paragon Shipping on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Paragon Shipping

Paragon Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in transporting drybulk cargoes, including commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials, along shipping routes across the world. It focuses on newbuilding program, including over three Kamsarmax drybulk carriers with fleet carrying capacity of over 245,400 deadweight tons. Allseas Marine S.A. and Seacommercial Shipping Services S.A provide commercial and technical management services for its fleet. Its technical management services include arranging for and managing crews, maintaining regulatory and classification society compliance, and providing technical support. Its commercial management services include negotiating charters for its vessels, monitoring various types of charters, monitoring the performance of its vessels, financing and negotiating the purchase and sale of its vessels, and obtaining insurance for its vessels and finance and accounting functions.

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