Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (NASDAQ: PXS) and Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Pyxis Tankers does not pay a dividend. Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Pyxis Tankers shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and Pyxis Tankers’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR $1.49 billion 0.63 $3.61 million $0.02 209.50
Pyxis Tankers $29.83 million 0.63 -$5.24 million ($0.28) -3.21

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Pyxis Tankers. Pyxis Tankers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pyxis Tankers has a beta of 3.42, indicating that its stock price is 242% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and Pyxis Tankers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Pyxis Tankers -12.58% -13.10% -5.04%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and Pyxis Tankers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pyxis Tankers 0 0 2 0 3.00

Pyxis Tankers has a consensus price target of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 177.78%. Given Pyxis Tankers’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pyxis Tankers is more favorable than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR.

Summary

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR beats Pyxis Tankers on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR Company Profile

Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, an investment holding company, provides dry bulk shipping services worldwide. The company has a fleet of 222 ships, including 139 Handysize vessels, 81 Supramax vessels, and 2 Post Panamax vessels. It also offers ship and ocean shipping services, shipping consulting and ship agency, crewing, secretarial, and agency and ship management services. Pacific Basin Shipping Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.

Pyxis Tankers Company Profile

Pyxis Tankers Inc. operates as a maritime transportation company with a focus on the tanker sector in the United States. Its fleet transports refined petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, and fuel oil, as well as other liquid bulk items, including vegetable oils and organic chemicals. As of March 20, 2018, the company operated a fleet of six double hull product tankers. Pyxis Tankers Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

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