International Seaways (NYSE: INSW) is one of 25 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare International Seaways to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares International Seaways and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Seaways -31.22% 0.91% 0.64%
International Seaways Competitors -97.00% -16.32% -5.74%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares International Seaways and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
International Seaways $327.29 million $85.71 million -5.23
International Seaways Competitors $228.45 million $92.29 million -3.07

International Seaways has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. International Seaways is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for International Seaways and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Seaways 0 0 1 0 3.00
International Seaways Competitors 191 602 649 13 2.33

International Seaways currently has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 63.93%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 31.81%. Given International Seaways’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe International Seaways is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.3% of International Seaways shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of International Seaways shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

International Seaways beats its peers on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About International Seaways

International Seaways, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate a fleet of oceangoing vessels. The Company’s oceangoing vessels engage in the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the International Flag trades. The Company’s segments are International Crude Tankers and International Product Carriers. Its 55-vessel fleet consists of Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC), Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), Aframax and Panamax crude tankers, as well as long range 1 (LR1), LR2 and medium range (MR) product carriers. Its International Crude Tankers segment is made up of a ULCC and a fleet of VLCCs, Aframaxes, and Panamaxes. Its International Product Carriers segment consists of a fleet of MRs, LR1s and an LR2 engaged in the transportation of crude and refined petroleum products. Through joint venture partnerships (the JVs), it has ownership interests in approximately four liquefied natural gas carriers and approximately two floating storage and offloading service vessels.

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