Ardmore Shipping Corporation (ASC) Announces Earnings Results
Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The shipping company reported ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.14), Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $48.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $29.99 million. Ardmore Shipping Corporation had a negative return on equity of 2.35% and a negative net margin of 6.92%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 28.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.05) earnings per share.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in Ardmore Shipping Corporation stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) by 16.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 88,479 shares of the shipping company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,631 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 0.26% of Ardmore Shipping Corporation worth $721,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.08% of the company’s stock.
Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, August 31st that allows the company to buyback $25.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the shipping company to purchase up to 9.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
A number of research firms have commented on ASC. Zacks Investment Research raised Ardmore Shipping Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. BidaskClub raised Ardmore Shipping Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. ValuEngine cut Ardmore Shipping Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Ardmore Shipping Corporation in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Ardmore Shipping Corporation in a report on Friday, July 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.25.
Ardmore Shipping Corporation Company Profile
Ardmore Shipping Corporation provides seaborne transportation of petroleum products and chemicals to national oil companies, oil and chemical traders, and chemical companies, with its fleet of mid-size product and chemical tankers. The Company’s segment relates to the operations of its vessels. The Company’s fleet consists of over 20 double-hulled product and chemical tankers, all of which are in operation.
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