Box Ships (OTCMKTS:TEUFF) and Teekay (NYSE:TK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.
This table compares Box Ships and Teekay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Box Ships has a beta of -1.59, suggesting that its stock price is 259% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
23.0% of Teekay shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Teekay shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Box Ships and Teekay, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Teekay has a consensus target price of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 91.82%. Given Teekay’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Teekay is more favorable than Box Ships.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Box Ships and Teekay’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Box Ships||$17.49 million||0.00||-$226.62 million||N/A||N/A|
|Teekay||$1.71 billion||0.23||-$36.25 million||($0.53)||-7.38|
Teekay has higher revenue and earnings than Box Ships.
Teekay pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Box Ships does not pay a dividend. Teekay pays out -41.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Teekay beats Box Ships on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Box Ships
Box Ships Inc. provides commercial management services to shipping companies worldwide. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Voula, Greece.
Teekay Corporation provides crude oil and gas marine transportation; offshore oil production; and storage and offloading services in Bermuda and internationally. It operates shuttle tankers, floating storage and offloading (FSO) units, HiLoad dynamic positioning units, and long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels, as well as offers offshore accommodation, storage, and support for maintenance and modification projects. The company also operates floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units, as well as other vessels used to service its FPSO contracts; liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas carriers; and conventional crude oil and product tankers. As of December 31, 2017, its fleet consisted of 217 vessels. The company serves energy and utility companies, oil traders, large oil and LNG consumers, petroleum product producers, government agencies, and various other entities that depend upon marine transportation. Teekay Corporation was founded in 1973 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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