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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Diana Containerships has a beta of 2.2, suggesting that its share price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diana Containerships’ peers have a beta of 2.04, suggesting that their average share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Diana Containerships and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diana Containerships -467.42% -27.46% -10.57%
Diana Containerships Competitors -97.12% -16.37% -5.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Diana Containerships and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diana Containerships 0 0 0 0 N/A
Diana Containerships Competitors 141 460 586 5 2.38

As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 32.88%. Given Diana Containerships’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Diana Containerships has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Diana Containerships and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Diana Containerships $22.70 million -$10.89 million 0.00
Diana Containerships Competitors $229.83 million $95.75 million -2.80

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

Summary

Diana Containerships peers beat Diana Containerships on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Diana Containerships

Diana Containerships Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the ownership of containerships. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet consisted of six panamax and six post-panamax containerships with a combined carrying capacity of 61,517 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet included SAGITTA, CENTAURUS, NEW JERSEY, PAMINA, DOMINGO, DOUKATO, PUELO, PUCON, MARCH, GREAT and HAMBURG. The Company’s customers include national, regional and international companies. The Company charters its vessels to customers primarily pursuant to short-term and long-term time charters. As of December 31, 2016, its subsidiaries included Likiep Shipping Company Inc., Orangina Inc., Rongerik Shipping Company Inc., Dud Shipping Company Inc., Mago Shipping Company Inc., Eluk Shipping Company Inc., Oruk Shipping Company Inc., Meck Shipping Company Inc., Langor Shipping Company Inc. and Unitized Ocean Transport Limited.

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