Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) and Euronav NV (EURN) Financial Contrast

Nordic American Offshore (NYSE: NAO) and Euronav NV (NASDAQ:EURN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitabiliy and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Nordic American Offshore pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Euronav NV does not pay a dividend. Nordic American Offshore pays out -6.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nordic American Offshore and Euronav NV’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nordic American Offshore $16.35 million 4.45 -$13.50 million ($1.26) -0.95
Euronav NV $633.55 million 1.88 $351.66 million N/A N/A

Euronav NV has higher revenue and earnings than Nordic American Offshore.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Nordic American Offshore and Euronav NV, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nordic American Offshore 0 0 0 0 N/A
Euronav NV 0 2 4 0 2.67

Euronav NV has a consensus price target of $9.70, indicating a potential upside of 28.48%. Given Euronav NV’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Euronav NV is more favorable than Nordic American Offshore.

Profitability

This table compares Nordic American Offshore and Euronav NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nordic American Offshore -249.97% -14.06% -8.90%
Euronav NV N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.6% of Nordic American Offshore shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Euronav NV beats Nordic American Offshore on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nordic American Offshore Company Profile

Nordic American Offshore Limited (NAO) operates platform supply vessels (PSV). The Company owns approximately eight vessels. The Company operates in the offshore support vessel market segment. The Company has approximately two vessels under construction. The Company’s vessels operate in the North Sea in both the term and spot market. The Company’s vessels include NAO Fighter, NAO Prosper, NAO Power, NAO Thunder, NAO Guardian, NAO Protector, NAO Storm and NAO Viking. Each of the Company’s vessels has a capacity of approximately 4,200 deadweight tonnage (DWT) and a cargo deck area of approximately 850 square meters. The Company’s vessels under construction include NAO Galaxy and NAO Horizon. Remoy Shipping AS and V. Ships Limited provide technical management for the Company’s vessels.

Euronav NV Company Profile

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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