Paragon Shipping (OTCMKTS: PRGNF) and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 (NYSE:GNK) are both small-cap services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Paragon Shipping and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paragon Shipping N/A N/A N/A ($41,006.68) 0.00
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 $135.59 million 2.82 -$217.75 million ($5.10) -2.17

Paragon Shipping has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Paragon Shipping, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Paragon Shipping and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paragon Shipping -2,555.05% -1,650.05% -348.00%
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 -48.02% -7.34% -4.63%

Volatility and Risk

Paragon Shipping has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has a beta of 0.18, suggesting that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Paragon Shipping and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paragon Shipping 0 0 0 0 N/A
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 0 1 3 0 2.75

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has a consensus target price of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 49.05%. Given Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is more favorable than Paragon Shipping.

Summary

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 beats Paragon Shipping on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Paragon Shipping Company Profile

Paragon Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in transporting drybulk cargoes, including commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials, along shipping routes across the world. It focuses on newbuilding program, including over three Kamsarmax drybulk carriers with fleet carrying capacity of over 245,400 deadweight tons. Allseas Marine S.A. and Seacommercial Shipping Services S.A provide commercial and technical management services for its fleet. Its technical management services include arranging for and managing crews, maintaining regulatory and classification society compliance, and providing technical support. Its commercial management services include negotiating charters for its vessels, monitoring various types of charters, monitoring the performance of its vessels, financing and negotiating the purchase and sale of its vessels, and obtaining insurance for its vessels and finance and accounting functions.

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 Company Profile

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company, through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carrier vessels, transports iron ores, coal, grains, steel products, and other dry-bulk cargoes. The company charters its vessels primarily to trading houses, including commodities traders; producers; and government-owned entities. As of March 28, 2017, its fleet consisted of 13 Capesize, 6 Panamax, 4 Ultramax, 21 Supramax, 2 Handymax, and 15 Handysize vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 4,735,000 deadweight tons. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

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