Dorian LPG (NYSE: LPG) is one of 144 publicly-traded companies in the “TRANSPORTATION” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Dorian LPG to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

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Dorian LPG has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorian LPG’s competitors have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Dorian LPG and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorian LPG 0 1 2 0 2.67
Dorian LPG Competitors 1088 3984 4815 202 2.41

Dorian LPG currently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.20%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 9.39%. Given Dorian LPG’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dorian LPG is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dorian LPG and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorian LPG $167.45 million -$1.44 million -28.67
Dorian LPG Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 19.18

Dorian LPG’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Dorian LPG. Dorian LPG is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Dorian LPG and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorian LPG -8.92% -2.29% -1.29%
Dorian LPG Competitors 0.94% 6.77% 3.13%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

52.2% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.5% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.7% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Dorian LPG competitors beat Dorian LPG on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is focused on owning and operating very large gas carrier (VLGCs) in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping industry. The Company is engaged in the transportation of LPG across the world through its ownership and operation of LPG tankers. As of March 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of 22 VLGCs, including 19 84,000 cubic meter (cbm) ECO-design VLGCs (ECO VLGCs) and three 82,000 cbm VLGCs. The VLGCs in its fleet had an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cbm at May 26, 2016. It provides in-house commercial and technical management services for all of its vessels. As of May 26, 2016, its VLGCs included Captain Nicholas ML; Captain John NP; Comet; Corsair; Corvette; Cougar; Concorde; Cobra; Continental; Commodore; Constellation; Cheyenne; Cratis; Chaparral; Commander, and Challenger. The Company’s customers include global energy companies, commodity traders and importers.

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