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

Profitability

This table compares Pyxis Tankers and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pyxis Tankers -31.98% -19.86% -7.47%
Pyxis Tankers Competitors -97.12% -16.36% -5.76%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Pyxis Tankers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Pyxis Tankers and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pyxis Tankers 0 0 2 0 3.00
Pyxis Tankers Competitors 193 603 652 13 2.33

Pyxis Tankers currently has a consensus target price of $3.75, suggesting a potential upside of 97.06%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 33.92%. Given Pyxis Tankers’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Pyxis Tankers is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Pyxis Tankers has a beta of 6.2, meaning that its stock price is 520% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pyxis Tankers’ rivals have a beta of 2.06, meaning that their average stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pyxis Tankers and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pyxis Tankers $30.54 million $2.41 million -3.59
Pyxis Tankers Competitors $229.24 million $95.60 million -2.65

Pyxis Tankers’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Pyxis Tankers. Pyxis Tankers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Pyxis Tankers rivals beat Pyxis Tankers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Pyxis Tankers Company Profile

Pyxis Tankers Inc. is a holding company. The Company is an international maritime transportation company focused on the product tanker sector. It owns a fleet of six double hull product tankers: Pyxis Epsilon with carrying capacity of approximately 50,300 deadweight tonnage (dwt); Pyxis Theta with carrying capacity of approximately 51,800 dwt, Pyxis Malou with carrying capacity of over 50,670 dwt; Pyxis Delta with carrying capacity of approximately 46,620 dwt; Northsea Beta with carrying capacity of over 8,650 dwt, and Northsea Alpha with carrying capacity of approximately 8,615 dwt. Four of the Company’s vessels in the fleet are medium-range (MR), product tankers, three have eco-efficient or eco-modified designs, and two of them are short-range tanker sister ships. Its fleet is capable of transporting refined petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel and fuel oil, as well as other liquid bulk items, such as vegetable oils and organic chemicals.

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