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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Box Ships and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Box Ships N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 $166.39 million 2.83 $4.74 million ($8.04) -1.70

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has higher revenue and earnings than Box Ships.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.2% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Box Ships and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has a consensus price target of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 20.53%. Given Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is more favorable than Box Ships.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Box Ships -241.38% -40.91% -26.54%
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 -49.36% -8.98% -5.62%

Summary

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

Box Ships Company Profile

Box Ships Inc. is an international shipping company. The Company is engaged in the seaborne transportation of containers across the world. The Company is focused on pursuing opportunities in the container shipping industry. The Company’s fleet comprises approximately nine containerships with a 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) weighted average age of over 11.3 years and a total capacity of approximately 43,920 TEU. The Company operates through various vessel-owning subsidiaries incorporated in the Republic of Liberia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Hong Kong. The Company outsources the technical and commercial management of its vessels to Allseas Marine S.A. (Allseas). Allseas provides the management services for all of the vessels in its fleet. The vessels in its fleet include Maule, Box Hong Kong, Box China, Box Emma, CMA CGM Kingfish, Box Marlin, Box Voyager, Box Trader and Box Queen. Its operations are primarily conducted outside the United States.

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 Company Profile

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company, through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carrier vessels, transports iron ores, coal, grains, steel products, and other dry-bulk cargoes. The company charters its vessels primarily to trading houses, including commodities traders; producers; and government-owned entities. As of March 28, 2017, its fleet consisted of 13 Capesize, 6 Panamax, 4 Ultramax, 21 Supramax, 2 Handymax, and 15 Handysize vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 4,735,000 deadweight tons. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

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