StealthGas (GASS) and Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) Head to Head Analysis
StealthGas (NASDAQ: GASS) and Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ:GOGL) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
67.9% of StealthGas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.5% of Golden Ocean Group Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 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.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares StealthGas and Golden Ocean Group Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|StealthGas||$149.25 million||0.97||$57.06 million||($0.16)||-22.81|
|Golden Ocean Group Limited||$339.88 million||3.17||$79.55 million||($0.46)||-18.09|
Golden Ocean Group Limited has higher revenue and earnings than StealthGas. StealthGas is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Golden Ocean Group Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings for StealthGas and Golden Ocean Group Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Golden Ocean Group Limited||0||1||6||0||2.86|
StealthGas presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 91.78%. Golden Ocean Group Limited has a consensus target price of $11.33, suggesting a potential upside of 36.22%. Given StealthGas’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe StealthGas is more favorable than Golden Ocean Group Limited.
This table compares StealthGas and Golden Ocean Group Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Golden Ocean Group Limited||-14.69%||-3.91%||-2.02%|
Risk & Volatility
StealthGas has a beta of 1.71, suggesting that its stock price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Golden Ocean Group Limited has a beta of 2.33, suggesting that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.
StealthGas beats Golden Ocean Group Limited on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
StealthGas Company Profile
StealthGas Inc. is a provider of international seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) producers and users, as well as crude oil and product carriers to oil producers, refineries and commodities traders. The Company owns a fleet of LPG carriers. Its LPG carriers carry various petroleum gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene and vinyl chloride monomer, which are all byproducts of the production of crude oil and natural gas. The medium range product carriers in its fleet are capable of carrying refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel, as well as edible oils and chemicals, while its Aframax tanker is used for carrying crude oil. Its fleet consists of approximately 50 LPG carriers, including two chartered-in LPG carriers, two 2008-built product carriers, a 2009-built product carrier and a 2010-built Aframax crude oil tanker.
Golden Ocean Group Limited Company Profile
Golden Ocean Group Limited, formerly Knightsbridge Shipping Limited, is an international dry bulk shipping company. The Company is engaged in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes. It owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk carrier vessels, focusing on the Capesize, Panamax and Supramax markets. Its vessels transport a range of major and minor bulk commodities, including ores, coal, grains and fertilizers. Its fleet includes owned vessels, bareboat vessels, chartered vessels, commercial management vessels and newbuildings. It owns over 40 dry bulk carriers and has contracts for over 20 newbuildings. It also has over 10 vessels chartered-in (of which over eight are chartered in from Ship Finance and over five are chartered in from third parties) and over one vessel chartered-in through a joint venture. Approximately six of the vessels are chartered-out on fixed rate time charters and the other operates in the spot market or fixed on index-linked time charter contracts.
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