Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM) is one of 25 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime Partners to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Navios Maritime Partners has a beta of 1.87, meaning that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.88, meaning that their average share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Navios Maritime Partners and its peers, 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 148 484 595 5 2.37

Navios Maritime Partners presently has a consensus target price of $2.17, indicating a potential upside of 8.33%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 35.55%. Given Navios Maritime Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Navios Maritime Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Navios Maritime Partners and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Partners $190.52 million -$52.54 million -4.44
Navios Maritime Partners Competitors $220.64 million -$76.22 million 9.58

Navios Maritime Partners’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Navios Maritime Partners. Navios Maritime Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime Partners and its peers’ 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 -90.81% -15.97% -5.56%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.1% of Navios Maritime Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Navios Maritime Partners peers beat Navios Maritime Partners on 8 of the 13 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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