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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 and Euronav, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 0 1 4 0 2.80
Euronav 0 1 2 0 2.67

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 currently has a consensus target price of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 40.26%. Euronav has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.76%. Given Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is more favorable than Euronav.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 $135.59 million 2.94 -$217.75 million ($5.14) -2.25
Euronav $691.26 million 1.89 $204.04 million $0.21 39.05

Euronav has higher revenue and 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 Euronav, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 -48.02% -7.34% -4.63%
Euronav 5.90% 0.49% 0.31%

Volatility & Risk

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euronav has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.7% of Euronav 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Euronav pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 does not pay a dividend. Euronav pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Euronav beats Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021

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.

About Euronav

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages a fleet of vessels for the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of April 4, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 55 double hulled vessels, including 31 very large crude carriers, 1 V-Plus vessel, 19 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 2 Suezmax vessels under construction. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.

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