Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 (NYSE: GNK) and Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Nordic American Offshore pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 does not pay a dividend. Nordic American Offshore pays out -6.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.6% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.2% of Nordic American Offshore shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Nordic American Offshore, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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
Nordic American Offshore 0 0 0 0 N/A

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 currently has a consensus target price of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 31.06%. Given Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is more favorable than Nordic American Offshore.

Volatility & Risk

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nordic American Offshore has a beta of -0.21, suggesting that its stock price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Nordic American Offshore’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 -49.36% -9.10% -5.63%
Nordic American Offshore -249.97% -14.06% -8.90%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Nordic American Offshore’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 $166.39 million 2.61 $4.40 million ($8.04) -1.57
Nordic American Offshore $14.92 million 1.86 -$13.42 million ($1.26) -0.98

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has higher revenue and earnings than Nordic American Offshore. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nordic American Offshore, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 beats Nordic American Offshore on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nordic American Offshore

Nordic American Offshore Limited (NAO) operates platform supply vessels (PSV). The Company owns approximately eight vessels. The Company operates in the offshore support vessel market segment. The Company has approximately two vessels under construction. The Company’s vessels operate in the North Sea in both the term and spot market. The Company’s vessels include NAO Fighter, NAO Prosper, NAO Power, NAO Thunder, NAO Guardian, NAO Protector, NAO Storm and NAO Viking. Each of the Company’s vessels has a capacity of approximately 4,200 deadweight tonnage (DWT) and a cargo deck area of approximately 850 square meters. The Company’s vessels under construction include NAO Galaxy and NAO Horizon. Remoy Shipping AS and V. Ships Limited provide technical management for the Company’s vessels.

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