Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE: DSX) is one of 25 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Diana Shipping inc. to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Diana Shipping inc. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diana Shipping inc. -122.29% -14.80% -9.26%
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors -97.12% -16.36% -5.76%

Volatility & Risk

Diana Shipping inc. has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diana Shipping inc.’s peers have a beta of 2.06, indicating that their average share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.3% of Diana Shipping inc. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Diana Shipping inc. and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Diana Shipping inc. $124.18 million -$403,499.00 -2.09
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors $229.24 million $95.60 million -2.65

Diana Shipping inc.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Diana Shipping inc.. Diana Shipping inc. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Diana Shipping inc. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diana Shipping inc. 0 5 3 0 2.38
Diana Shipping inc. Competitors 193 603 652 13 2.33

Diana Shipping inc. currently has a consensus price target of $5.19, suggesting a potential upside of 30.67%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 35.36%. Given Diana Shipping inc.’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Diana Shipping inc. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Diana Shipping inc. peers beat Diana Shipping inc. on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Diana Shipping inc. Company Profile

Diana Shipping Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s operating fleet consisted of 48 dry bulk carriers, of which 23 were Panamax, four were Kamsarmax, three were Post-Panamax, 14 were Capesize and four were Newcastlemax vessels, having a combined carrying capacity of approximately 5.7 million deadweight tonnage (dwt). As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s fleet included Danae, Dione, Nirefs, Alcyon, Triton, Thetis, Protefs, Calipso, Clio, Erato, Coronis, Melite, Leto, Artemis, Selina, Atalandi, Maia, Medusa, Norfolk, Aliki, Semirio, Boston, Seattle, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Newport News. The Company charters its dry bulk carriers to customers primarily pursuant to time charters.

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