Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP.PE) and Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMM) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Tsakos Energy Navigation and Navios Maritime Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tsakos Energy Navigation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navios Maritime Partners 1 0 1 0 2.00

Navios Maritime Partners has a consensus target price of $1.80, suggesting a potential upside of 93.20%. Given Navios Maritime Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Partners is more favorable than Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

18.5% of Navios Maritime Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Navios Maritime Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. Tsakos Energy Navigation does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Partners pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Tsakos Energy Navigation and Navios Maritime Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tsakos Energy Navigation N/A N/A N/A
Navios Maritime Partners -5.65% 4.57% 2.73%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tsakos Energy Navigation and Navios Maritime Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tsakos Energy Navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Navios Maritime Partners $231.36 million 0.67 -$13.08 million $0.22 4.24

Tsakos Energy Navigation has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Navios Maritime Partners.

Summary

Navios Maritime Partners beats Tsakos Energy Navigation on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tsakos Energy Navigation

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited provides seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services worldwide. The company offers marine transportation services for national, major, and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium, and short-term charters. As of April 20, 2018, it operated a fleet of 64 double-hull vessels, including 59 conventional tankers, 2 liquefied natural gas carriers, and 3 suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers. The company was formerly known as MIF Limited and changed its name to Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited in July 2001. Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited was founded in 1993 and is based in Athens, Greece.

About Navios Maritime Partners

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. owns and operates dry cargo vessels in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. The company offers seaborne transportation services for a range of dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain, and fertilizers, as well as charters its vessels under medium to long-term charters. As of June 12, 2018, it owned a fleet of 38 vessels, including 13 Capesize vessels, 17 Panamaxes, 3 Ultra-Handymaxes, and 5 Container vessels. Navios GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of Navios Maritime Partners L.P. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Monaco.

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