Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE: HOS) and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE:NMM) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.7% of Hornbeck Offshore Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.1% of Navios Maritime Partners L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of Hornbeck Offshore Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Hornbeck Offshore Services has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Partners L.P. has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hornbeck Offshore Services and Navios Maritime Partners L.P., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hornbeck Offshore Services 0 4 0 0 2.00
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. 0 2 1 0 2.33

Hornbeck Offshore Services presently has a consensus price target of $4.75, suggesting a potential upside of 35.33%. Navios Maritime Partners L.P. has a consensus price target of $2.17, suggesting a potential downside of 1.52%. Given Hornbeck Offshore Services’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Hornbeck Offshore Services is more favorable than Navios Maritime Partners L.P..

Profitability

This table compares Hornbeck Offshore Services and Navios Maritime Partners L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hornbeck Offshore Services -47.42% -6.72% -3.29%
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. 8.89% 2.04% 1.37%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hornbeck Offshore Services and Navios Maritime Partners L.P.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hornbeck Offshore Services $175.31 million 0.74 $13.13 million ($2.27) -1.55
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. $192.44 million 1.72 $104.34 million ($0.45) -4.89

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than Hornbeck Offshore Services. Navios Maritime Partners L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hornbeck Offshore Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. beats Hornbeck Offshore Services on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hornbeck Offshore Services Company Profile

Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. provides marine transportation, subsea installation and accommodation support services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction and the United States military customers. The Company focuses on providing marine solutions for the deepwater and ultradeepwater energy industry in domestic and select foreign locations. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates offshore supply vessels (OSVs), multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs), and a shore-base facility to provide logistics support and specialty services to the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry, primarily in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, Latin America and selected international markets. Its OSVs and MPSVs support the deep-well, deepwater and ultra-deepwater activities of the offshore oil and gas industry. It provides vessel management services for other vessel owners, such as crewing, daily operational management and maintenance activities.

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Company Profile

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. is an international owner and operator of dry cargo and container vessels. The Company is engaged in the seaborne transportation services of a range of dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer, and also containers, chartering its vessels under medium to long-term charters. It focuses on providing seaborne shipping services under long-term time charters. As of December 31, 2016, it controlled 12 Panamax vessels, nine Capesize vessels, three Ultra-Handymax vessels and seven container vessels. Panamax vessels are vessels capable of carrying a range of dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer and being accommodated in various discharge ports. Capesize vessels are dedicated to the carriage of iron ore and coal. Ultra-Handymax vessels are similar to Panamax vessels although with less carrying capacity, and have self-loading and discharging gear on board to accommodate undeveloped ports.

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