Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) and Paragon Shipping (OTCMKTS:PRGNF) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Navios Maritime and Paragon Shipping’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Navios Maritime||$463.05 million||0.22||-$165.91 million||($1.01)||-0.86|
|Paragon Shipping||$1.98 million||0.00||$23.78 million||N/A||N/A|
This table compares Navios Maritime and Paragon Shipping’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Navios Maritime has a beta of 2.74, indicating that its share price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paragon Shipping has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
19.7% of Navios Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Navios Maritime and Paragon Shipping, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Navios Maritime currently has a consensus price target of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 129.89%. Given Navios Maritime’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime is more favorable than Paragon Shipping.
Navios Maritime beats Paragon Shipping on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Navios Maritime
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and internationally. The company focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ores, coal, and grains. It operates through two segments, Dry Bulk Vessel Operations and Logistics Business. The Dry Bulk Vessel Operations segment engages in the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation, and trading of vessels, freight, and forward freight agreements. This segment charters its vessels to trading houses, producers, and government-owned entities. The Logistics Business segment operates ports and transfer station terminals, as well as upriver transport facilities in the Hidrovia region; and handles vessels, barges, and push boats. This segment provides its integrated transportation, storage, and related services through its port facilities, fleet of dry and liquid cargo barges, and product tankers to mineral and grain commodity providers, as well as to users of refined petroleum products. The company's fleet consists of 71 vessels totaling 7.2 million deadweight tons. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
About Paragon Shipping
Paragon Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services worldwide. It engages in the ocean transportation of drybulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials. Paragon Shipping Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Voula, Greece.
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