COSTAMARE Inc/SH (CMRE) & Gener8 Maritime (GNRT) Financial Survey

COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) and Gener8 Maritime (NYSE:GNRT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

COSTAMARE Inc/SH has a beta of 1.99, suggesting that its stock price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gener8 Maritime has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for COSTAMARE Inc/SH and Gener8 Maritime, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COSTAMARE Inc/SH 0 2 1 0 2.33
Gener8 Maritime 0 3 2 0 2.40

COSTAMARE Inc/SH presently has a consensus price target of $7.67, indicating a potential upside of 33.10%. Gener8 Maritime has a consensus price target of $7.92, indicating a potential upside of 19.77%. Given COSTAMARE Inc/SH’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe COSTAMARE Inc/SH is more favorable than Gener8 Maritime.

Profitability

This table compares COSTAMARE Inc/SH and Gener8 Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COSTAMARE Inc/SH 15.65% 5.96% 3.06%
Gener8 Maritime -102.09% -7.26% -3.50%

Dividends

COSTAMARE Inc/SH pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Gener8 Maritime does not pay a dividend. COSTAMARE Inc/SH pays out 51.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.9% of COSTAMARE Inc/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.2% of Gener8 Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.7% of Gener8 Maritime shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares COSTAMARE Inc/SH and Gener8 Maritime’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COSTAMARE Inc/SH $412.43 million 1.52 $72.87 million $0.77 7.48
Gener8 Maritime $298.37 million 1.84 -$168.54 million ($0.25) -26.44

COSTAMARE Inc/SH has higher revenue and earnings than Gener8 Maritime. Gener8 Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than COSTAMARE Inc/SH, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

COSTAMARE Inc/SH beats Gener8 Maritime on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About COSTAMARE Inc/SH

Costamare Inc. owns and charters containerships to liner companies worldwide. As of February 23, 2018, it had a fleet of 71 containerships with a total capacity of approximately 466,000 twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU), including 64 vessels in the water, aggregating approximately 462,000 TEU; and 1 new build vessel of 3,800 TEU. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Monaco.

About Gener8 Maritime

Gener8 Maritime, Inc. provides international seaborne crude oil and petroleum products transportation services. As of March 14, 2018, it had a fleet of 30 vessels comprising 21 very large crude carriers, 6 Suezmaxes, 1 Aframax, and 2 Panamax tankers with a total carrying capacity of approximately 7.5 million deadweight tons. The company was formerly known as General Maritime Corporation and changed its name to Gener8 Maritime, Inc. in May 2015. Gener8 Maritime, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

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