Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Tsakos Energy Navigation to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.0% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tsakos Energy Navigation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tsakos Energy Navigation 6.86% 2.39% 1.04%
Tsakos Energy Navigation Competitors -97.12% -16.37% -5.76%

Volatility & Risk

Tsakos Energy Navigation has a beta of 1.7, meaning that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tsakos Energy Navigation’s competitors have a beta of 2.04, meaning that their average stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Tsakos Energy Navigation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tsakos Energy Navigation 0 2 6 0 2.75
Tsakos Energy Navigation Competitors 141 460 585 5 2.38

Tsakos Energy Navigation currently has a consensus price target of $5.57, indicating a potential upside of 25.20%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 33.25%. Given Tsakos Energy Navigation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tsakos Energy Navigation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Tsakos Energy Navigation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Tsakos Energy Navigation pays out 95.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.9% and pay out 0.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Tsakos Energy Navigation lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tsakos Energy Navigation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Tsakos Energy Navigation $510.27 million $201.85 million 21.19
Tsakos Energy Navigation Competitors $229.83 million $95.75 million -2.80

Tsakos Energy Navigation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Tsakos Energy Navigation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Tsakos Energy Navigation beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Tsakos Energy Navigation

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd is a provider of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. The Company operates through maritime transportation of liquid energy related products segment. It operates a fleet of approximately 57 modern crude oil and petroleum product tankers that provide marine transportation services for national and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium and short-term charters. Its fleet also includes a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and over two shuttle suezmax tankers with dynamic positioning technology (DP2). This fleet diversity includes a range of sister ships. The Company‚Äôs fleet consists of 65 double-hull vessels totaling 7.2 million deadweight tonnage. Its diversified fleet, which includes VLCC, suezmax, aframax, panamax, handysize, handymax tankers, LNG carrier and DP2 shuttle tankers, allows it to serve its customers’ international petroleum product and crude oil transportation needs.

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