Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ: PXS) and Euroseas (NASDAQ:ESEA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.7% of Euroseas shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Pyxis Tankers has a beta of 5.91, indicating that its stock price is 491% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euroseas has a beta of 1.71, indicating that its stock price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Pyxis Tankers and Euroseas’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pyxis Tankers||$30.71 million||1.18||-$5.81 million||($0.52)||-3.33|
|Euroseas||$28.42 million||0.68||-$44.22 million||($3.02)||-0.57|
Pyxis Tankers has higher revenue and earnings than Euroseas. Pyxis Tankers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Euroseas, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Pyxis Tankers and Euroseas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Pyxis Tankers and Euroseas, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Pyxis Tankers currently has a consensus target price of $3.25, suggesting a potential upside of 87.86%. Euroseas has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 73.41%. Given Pyxis Tankers’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Pyxis Tankers is more favorable than Euroseas.
Pyxis Tankers beats Euroseas on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Pyxis Tankers Company Profile
Pyxis Tankers Inc. is a holding company. The Company is an international maritime transportation company focused on the product tanker sector. It owns a fleet of six double hull product tankers: Pyxis Epsilon with carrying capacity of approximately 50,300 deadweight tonnage (dwt); Pyxis Theta with carrying capacity of approximately 51,800 dwt, Pyxis Malou with carrying capacity of over 50,670 dwt; Pyxis Delta with carrying capacity of approximately 46,620 dwt; Northsea Beta with carrying capacity of over 8,650 dwt, and Northsea Alpha with carrying capacity of approximately 8,615 dwt. Four of the Company’s vessels in the fleet are medium-range (MR), product tankers, three have eco-efficient or eco-modified designs, and two of them are short-range tanker sister ships. Its fleet is capable of transporting refined petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel and fuel oil, as well as other liquid bulk items, such as vegetable oils and organic chemicals.
Euroseas Company Profile
Euroseas Ltd. is engaged in the shipping business. The Company is an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and is a provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes. Eurobulk Ltd. manages the Company’s operations. The Company also owns and operates dry bulk carriers that transport major bulks, such as iron ore, coal and grains, and minor bulks, such as bauxite, phosphate and fertilizers. The Company has a fleet of 12 vessels, including Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, Panamax drybulk carriers and Handymax drybulk carrier, Intermediate containerships, Handysize containerships, and Feeder containerships. The Company’s five drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 351,272 deadweight tons (dwt), and its seven containerships have a cargo capacity of 11,828 twenty-foot equivalent units (teu).
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