DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) is one of 26 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare DryShips to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk and dividends.

Dividends

DryShips pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. DryShips pays out 0.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.7% and pay out 0.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DryShips and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
DryShips $49.93 million -$31.37 million 0.00
DryShips Competitors $224.95 million $96.25 million -2.58

DryShips’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than DryShips. DryShips 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.5% of DryShips shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DryShips -218.76% -49.79% -27.33%
DryShips Competitors -91.74% -15.81% -5.52%

Volatility and Risk

DryShips has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DryShips’ peers have a beta of 2.04, meaning that their average share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for DryShips and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DryShips 0 0 0 0 N/A
DryShips Competitors 141 467 589 5 2.38

As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 27.13%. Given DryShips’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DryShips has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

DryShips peers beat DryShips on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

About DryShips

DryShips, Inc. is a holding company. The Company owns drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels. The Company operates through two segments: the drybulk carrier and the offshore support. Under its drybulk segment, the Company operates as a provider of drybulk commodities transportation services for the steel, electric utility, construction and agri-food industries. Under its offshore support segment, the Company operates as a provider of offshore support services to the global offshore energy industry. The Offshore support segment operates a diversified fleet of offshore support vessels. It owns a fleet of approximately 20 Panamax drybulk carriers, which have a combined deadweight tonnage (dwt) of approximately 1.5 million dwt and an average age of approximately 10 years, and six offshore supply vessels, comprising over two platform supply and four oil spill recovery vessels, and have an average age of approximately 3.1 years.

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