Euronav NV (NASDAQ: EURN) and Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE:OSG) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Euronav NV and Overseas Shipholding Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euronav NV N/A N/A N/A
Overseas Shipholding Group -71.11% 10.95% 4.39%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.8% of Overseas Shipholding Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Euronav NV and Overseas Shipholding Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Euronav NV $570.41 million 1.98 $284.02 million N/A N/A
Overseas Shipholding Group $433.30 million 0.35 $125.13 million ($4.15) -0.49

Euronav NV has higher revenue and earnings than Overseas Shipholding Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Euronav NV and Overseas Shipholding Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euronav NV 0 2 4 0 2.67
Overseas Shipholding Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Euronav NV presently has a consensus target price of $9.70, suggesting a potential upside of 35.66%. Given Euronav NV’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Euronav NV is more favorable than Overseas Shipholding Group.

Summary

Euronav NV beats Overseas Shipholding Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Euronav NV

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages a fleet of vessels for the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of April 4, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 55 double hulled vessels, including 31 very large crude carriers, 1 V-Plus vessel, 19 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 2 Suezmax vessels under construction. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.

About Overseas Shipholding Group

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) is a tanker company engaged primarily in the ocean transportation of crude oil and petroleum products. The Company’s vessel operations are organized into strategic business units and focused on market segments: crude oil, refined petroleum products and the United States Flag. The International Flag Crude Tanker unit manages International Flag ultra large crude carrier (ULCC), very large crude carrier (VLCC), Suezmax, Aframax, Panamax and Lightering tankers; the International Flag Product Carrier unit principally manages LR1 and MR product carriers and the United States unit manages the Company’s United States Flag vessels. In August 2014, the Company announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 as a newly reorganized company.

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