Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE: DSX) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Diana Shipping inc. to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Diana Shipping inc. has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diana Shipping inc.’s rivals have a beta of 2.06, suggesting that their average stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.3% of Diana Shipping inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Diana Shipping inc. and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diana Shipping inc. 0 5 3 0 2.38
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors 191 602 649 13 2.33

Diana Shipping inc. presently has a consensus price target of $5.19, suggesting a potential upside of 30.34%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 38.35%. Given Diana Shipping inc.’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Diana Shipping inc. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Diana Shipping inc. and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Diana Shipping inc. $124.18 million -$403,499.00 -2.09
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors $228.45 million $92.29 million -3.07

Diana Shipping inc.’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Diana Shipping inc.. Diana Shipping inc. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Diana Shipping inc. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diana Shipping inc. -122.29% -14.80% -9.26%
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors -97.00% -16.32% -5.74%

Summary

Diana Shipping inc. rivals beat Diana Shipping inc. on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Diana Shipping inc. Company Profile

Diana Shipping Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s operating fleet consisted of 48 dry bulk carriers, of which 23 were Panamax, four were Kamsarmax, three were Post-Panamax, 14 were Capesize and four were Newcastlemax vessels, having a combined carrying capacity of approximately 5.7 million deadweight tonnage (dwt). As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s fleet included Danae, Dione, Nirefs, Alcyon, Triton, Thetis, Protefs, Calipso, Clio, Erato, Coronis, Melite, Leto, Artemis, Selina, Atalandi, Maia, Medusa, Norfolk, Aliki, Semirio, Boston, Seattle, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Newport News. The Company charters its dry bulk carriers to customers primarily pursuant to time charters.

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