Critical Comparison: Euroseas (ESEA) & Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE)
Euroseas (NASDAQ: EGLE) and Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ:EGLE) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Euroseas and Eagle Bulk Shipping, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||0||1||5||0||2.83|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
2.5% of Euroseas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.8% of Eagle Bulk Shipping shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Eagle Bulk Shipping shares are held by insiders. 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.
Risk & Volatility
Euroseas has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eagle Bulk Shipping has a beta of 2.2, suggesting that its share price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Euroseas and Eagle Bulk Shipping’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Euroseas||$42.92 million||0.43||-$6.09 million||N/A||N/A|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||$236.79 million||1.63||-$43.79 million||($0.42)||-12.57|
Euroseas has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Eagle Bulk Shipping.
This table compares Euroseas and Eagle Bulk Shipping’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping||-8.00%||-1.79%||-1.03%|
Eagle Bulk Shipping beats Euroseas on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Euroseas Ltd. provides ocean-going transportation services worldwide. The company owns and operates containerships that transport dry and refrigerated containerized cargoes, including manufactured products and perishables; and drybulk carriers that transport iron ore, coal, grains, bauxite, phosphate, and fertilizers. As of April 25, 2018, it had a fleet of 11 containerships; and 6 drybulk carriers, including 3 Panamax drybulk carriers, 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 1 Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, and 1 Ultramax drybulk carrier. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.
About Eagle Bulk Shipping
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. is engaged primarily in the ocean transportation of a range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes. The Company operates in the Handymax sector of the dry bulk industry, with particular emphasis on the Supramax class of vessels. The Company owns Supramax dry bulk vessel. Supramax dry bulk vessels range in size from 50,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons. These vessels have the cargo loading and unloading flexibility of on-board cranes while offering cargo carrying capacities approaching that of Panamax dry bulk vessels, which range in size from 60,000 to 100,000 deadweight tons and must rely on port facilities to load and offload their cargoes. On July 26, 2011 the Company sold its the Heron, a Supramax class of vessel.
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