Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Navios Maritime Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Partners -19.50% 2.60% 1.49%
Navios Maritime Partners Competitors -91.74% -15.81% -5.52%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Navios Maritime Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Partners 0 2 1 0 2.33
Navios Maritime Partners Competitors 142 471 589 5 2.38

Navios Maritime Partners currently has a consensus target price of $2.17, suggesting a potential upside of 3.67%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 28.19%. Given Navios Maritime Partners’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Navios Maritime Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Navios Maritime Partners has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Partners’ rivals have a beta of 2.04, indicating that their average stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

17.1% of Navios Maritime Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Navios Maritime Partners and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Partners $192.44 million $104.34 million -4.64
Navios Maritime Partners Competitors $224.95 million $96.25 million -2.64

Navios Maritime Partners’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Navios Maritime Partners. Navios Maritime Partners 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

Navios Maritime Partners rivals beat Navios Maritime Partners on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Navios Maritime Partners

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. is an international owner and operator of dry cargo and container vessels. The Company is engaged in the seaborne transportation services of a range of dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer, and also containers, chartering its vessels under medium to long-term charters. It focuses on providing seaborne shipping services under long-term time charters. As of December 31, 2016, it controlled 12 Panamax vessels, nine Capesize vessels, three Ultra-Handymax vessels and seven container vessels. Panamax vessels are vessels capable of carrying a range of dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer and being accommodated in various discharge ports. Capesize vessels are dedicated to the carriage of iron ore and coal. Ultra-Handymax vessels are similar to Panamax vessels although with less carrying capacity, and have self-loading and discharging gear on board to accommodate undeveloped ports.

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