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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.2% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.2% of Matson shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Matson shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Matson has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Matson pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 does not pay a dividend. Matson pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Matson’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 2.83 $4.74 million ($8.04) -1.70
Matson $2.01 billion 0.56 $225.70 million $1.73 15.05

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

Profitability

This table compares Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Matson’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% -8.98% -5.62%
Matson 3.76% 16.10% 3.69%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Matson, 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
Matson 1 2 1 0 2.00

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 presently has a consensus price target of $16.50, indicating a potential upside of 20.53%. Matson has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.99%. Given Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is more favorable than Matson.

Summary

Matson beats Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Matson Company Profile

Matson, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an ocean cargo carrier. The company operates in two segments, Ocean Transportation and Logistics. The Ocean Transportation segment offers ocean transportation services to the domestic economies of Hawaii, Alaska, and Guam, as well as to other island economies in Micronesia and in the South Pacific. This segment also operates an expedited service from China to Long Beach, California; and provides container and conventional freight services between New Zealand and other South Pacific Islands including Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue, Vanuatu, Nauru, and the Solomon Islands. It primarily transports dry containers of mixed commodities, refrigerated commodities, packaged foods and beverages, building materials, automobiles, and household goods; general sustenance cargo; and garments, footwear, and other retail merchandise. This segment also offers container stevedoring, container equipment maintenance, and other terminal services on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai, as well as in the Alaska locations of Anchorage, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor. It operates a fleet of 22 owned and 5 chartered vessels. The Logistics segment provides multimodal transportation services, including domestic and international rail intermodal service; long-haul and regional highway brokerage, specialized hauling, flat-bed and project work, less-than-truckload, and expedited freight; and supply chain management, and warehousing and distribution services. This segment also offers freight forwarding, consolidation, customs brokerage, purchase order management, and non-vessel operating common carrier services. The company was formerly known as Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Matson, Inc. in June 2012. Matson, Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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