Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) (NYSE: GNK) and International Shipholding (OTCMKTS:ISHCQ) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) and International Shipholding’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) -48.02% -7.34% -4.63%
International Shipholding -15.98% -47.90% -10.59%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) and International Shipholding’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) $135.59 million 3.28 -$217.75 million ($5.14) -2.51
International Shipholding N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

International Shipholding has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands).

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Shipholding has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) and International Shipholding, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) 0 1 4 0 2.80
International Shipholding 0 0 0 0 N/A

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) presently has a consensus price target of $16.20, indicating a potential upside of 25.68%.

Summary

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) beats International Shipholding on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands)

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company, through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carrier vessels, transports iron ores, coal, grains, steel products, and other dry-bulk cargoes. The company charters its vessels primarily to trading houses, including commodities traders; producers; and government-owned entities. As of March 28, 2017, its fleet consisted of 13 Capesize, 6 Panamax, 4 Ultramax, 21 Supramax, 2 Handymax, and 15 Handysize vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 4,735,000 deadweight tons. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

About International Shipholding

International Shipholding Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates a diversified fleet of the United States and international-flagged vessels that provide domestic and international maritime transportation services under medium to long-term time charters or contracts of affreightment. It operates through three segments: Jones Act, which deploys over two bulk carriers, over three integrated tug or barge units, each consisting of one tug and one barge, and one harbor tug acquired; one belt self-unloading coal carrier to transport coal under a time charter, and one vessel that transports molten sulfur under a contract of affreightment; Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTCs), which deploys over five PCTCs, including over four United States flag vessels and one international-flagged vessel, and Rail-Ferry, which uses its two roll-on or roll-off special purpose double deck vessels that carry rail cars between the United States Gulf Coast and Mexico.

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