DHT Holdings (NYSE: DHT) and Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE:CRU) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DHT Holdings and Crude Carriers Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DHT Holdings $328.15 million 1.63 $154.80 million ($0.44) -8.55
Crude Carriers Corp. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

DHT Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Crude Carriers Corp..

Dividends

DHT Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Crude Carriers Corp. does not pay a dividend. DHT Holdings pays out -72.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Crude Carriers Corp. has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for DHT Holdings and Crude Carriers Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHT Holdings 0 3 3 0 2.50
Crude Carriers Corp. 0 0 0 0 N/A

DHT Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $5.88, indicating a potential upside of 56.25%.

Profitability

This table compares DHT Holdings and Crude Carriers Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHT Holdings -12.48% 6.07% 3.03%
Crude Carriers Corp. -76.66% -11.26% -7.33%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.4% of DHT Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

DHT Holdings beats Crude Carriers Corp. on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

DHT Holdings Company Profile

DHT Holdings, Inc. operates a fleet of crude oil tankers. As of March 21, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 21 crude oil tankers in operation. As of March 21, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 19 very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which are tankers ranging in size from 200,000 to 320,000 deadweight tons (dwt), and two Aframax tankers (Aframaxes), which are tankers ranging in size from 80,000 to 120,000 dwt. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet in operation had a combined carrying capacity of 6,087,095 dwt. As of March 21, 2017, the Company’s VLCCs included DHT Ann, DHT Eagle, DHT Phoenix, DHT Hawk, DHT Condor, DHT Scandinavia, DHT China, DHT Amazon, DHT Redwood, DHT Sundarbans, DHT Taiga, DHT Leopard, DHT Lion, DHT Panther and DHT Puma. As of March 21, 2017, the Company’s Aframaxes are DHT Cathy and DHT Sophie.

Crude Carriers Corp. Company Profile

Crude Carriers Corp. (Crude Carriers) is a transportation company. The Company is focused on conducting a shipping business focused on the crude tanker industry. It is focused on acquiring and operating a fleet of crude tankers that will transport mainly crude oil and fuel oil along worldwide shipping routes. In Septemeber 2010, Capital Product Partners LP acquired Crude Carriers.

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