Analyzing Euronav NV (EURN) and Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG)

Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) and Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE:OSG) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.


Euronav NV pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Overseas Shipholding Group does not pay a dividend. Euronav NV pays out 9.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

22.2% of Euronav NV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of Overseas Shipholding Group shares are held 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.


This table compares Euronav NV and Overseas Shipholding Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euronav NV 5.90% 0.49% 0.31%
Overseas Shipholding Group -66.23% 26.01% 6.63%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Euronav NV and Overseas Shipholding Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Euronav NV $691.26 million 2.02 $204.04 million $1.29 6.78
Overseas Shipholding Group $462.42 million 0.46 -$293.61 million ($3.12) -0.91

Euronav NV has higher revenue and earnings than Overseas Shipholding Group. Overseas Shipholding Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Euronav NV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Euronav NV and Overseas Shipholding Group, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euronav NV 0 1 2 0 2.67
Overseas Shipholding Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Euronav NV presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.86%. Given Euronav NV’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Euronav NV is more favorable than Overseas Shipholding Group.


Euronav NV beats Overseas Shipholding Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Overseas Shipholding Group Company Profile

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) is a tanker company engaged primarily in the ocean transportation of crude oil and petroleum products. The Company’s vessel operations are organized into strategic business units and focused on market segments: crude oil, refined petroleum products and the United States Flag. The International Flag Crude Tanker unit manages International Flag ultra large crude carrier (ULCC), very large crude carrier (VLCC), Suezmax, Aframax, Panamax and Lightering tankers; the International Flag Product Carrier unit principally manages LR1 and MR product carriers and the United States unit manages the Company’s United States Flag vessels. In August 2014, the Company announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 as a newly reorganized company.

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