International Seaways (NYSE: INSW) and Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitabiliy, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for International Seaways and Dorian LPG, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Seaways 0 0 1 0 3.00
Dorian LPG 0 0 1 0 3.00

International Seaways presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.24%. Dorian LPG has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 42.65%. Given Dorian LPG’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dorian LPG is more favorable than International Seaways.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares International Seaways and Dorian LPG’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Seaways $358.39 million 1.79 $118.26 million N/A N/A
Dorian LPG $157.40 million 2.45 $66.09 million ($0.12) -58.42

International Seaways has higher revenue and earnings than Dorian LPG.


This table compares International Seaways and Dorian LPG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Seaways N/A -2.24% -1.59%
Dorian LPG -4.33% -4.16% -2.31%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.7% of International Seaways shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of International Seaways shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.5% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


International Seaways beats Dorian LPG on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About International Seaways

International Seaways, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate a fleet of oceangoing vessels. The Company’s oceangoing vessels engage in the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the International Flag trades. The Company’s segments are International Crude Tankers and International Product Carriers. Its 55-vessel fleet consists of Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC), Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), Aframax and Panamax crude tankers, as well as long range 1 (LR1), LR2 and medium range (MR) product carriers. Its International Crude Tankers segment is made up of a ULCC and a fleet of VLCCs, Aframaxes, and Panamaxes. Its International Product Carriers segment consists of a fleet of MRs, LR1s and an LR2 engaged in the transportation of crude and refined petroleum products. Through joint venture partnerships (the JVs), it has ownership interests in approximately four liquefied natural gas carriers and approximately two floating storage and offloading service vessels.

About Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is focused on owning and operating very large gas carrier (VLGCs) in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping industry. The Company is engaged in the transportation of LPG across the world through its ownership and operation of LPG tankers. As of March 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of 22 VLGCs, including 19 84,000 cubic meter (cbm) ECO-design VLGCs (ECO VLGCs) and three 82,000 cbm VLGCs. The VLGCs in its fleet had an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cbm at May 26, 2016. It provides in-house commercial and technical management services for all of its vessels. As of May 26, 2016, its VLGCs included Captain Nicholas ML; Captain John NP; Comet; Corsair; Corvette; Cougar; Concorde; Cobra; Continental; Commodore; Constellation; Cheyenne; Cratis; Chaparral; Commander, and Challenger. The Company’s customers include global energy companies, commodity traders and importers.

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