DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare DryShips to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

DryShips pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. DryShips pays out 0.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.2% and pay out 0.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. DryShips lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares DryShips and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DryShips -218.76% -49.79% -27.33%
DryShips Competitors -84.73% -15.18% -5.29%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.9% of DryShips shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DryShips and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
DryShips $51.93 million -$198.68 million 0.00
DryShips Competitors $220.64 million -$76.22 million -2.22

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

Volatility and Risk

DryShips has a beta of 2.18, meaning that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DryShips’ rivals have a beta of 2.05, meaning that their average stock price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for DryShips and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DryShips 0 0 0 0 N/A
DryShips Competitors 146 479 592 5 2.37

As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 30.41%. Given DryShips’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe DryShips has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

DryShips rivals beat DryShips on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

About DryShips

DryShips, Inc. is a holding company. The Company owns drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels. The Company operates through two segments: the drybulk carrier and the offshore support. Under its drybulk segment, the Company operates as a provider of drybulk commodities transportation services for the steel, electric utility, construction and agri-food industries. Under its offshore support segment, the Company operates as a provider of offshore support services to the global offshore energy industry. The Offshore support segment operates a diversified fleet of offshore support vessels. It owns a fleet of approximately 20 Panamax drybulk carriers, which have a combined deadweight tonnage (dwt) of approximately 1.5 million dwt and an average age of approximately 10 years, and six offshore supply vessels, comprising over two platform supply and four oil spill recovery vessels, and have an average age of approximately 3.1 years.

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