EuroDry (NASDAQ:EDRY) and Teekay Lng Partners (NYSE:TGP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EuroDry and Teekay Lng Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EuroDry $24.52 million 0.70 $1.12 million $0.24 31.41
Teekay Lng Partners $510.76 million 2.25 $28.37 million $0.76 18.96

Teekay Lng Partners has higher revenue and earnings than EuroDry. Teekay Lng Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EuroDry, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares EuroDry and Teekay Lng Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EuroDry N/A N/A N/A
Teekay Lng Partners 11.19% 5.01% 1.54%

Dividends

Teekay Lng Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. EuroDry does not pay a dividend. Teekay Lng Partners pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for EuroDry and Teekay Lng Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EuroDry 0 0 2 0 3.00
Teekay Lng Partners 0 2 3 0 2.60

EuroDry currently has a consensus target price of $13.25, indicating a potential upside of 75.79%. Teekay Lng Partners has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.97%. Given EuroDry’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe EuroDry is more favorable than Teekay Lng Partners.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of EuroDry shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of Teekay Lng Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Teekay Lng Partners beats EuroDry on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

EuroDry Company Profile

EuroDry Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides ocean-going transportation services worldwide. The company owns and operates drybulk carriers that transport major bulks, such as iron ore, coal, and grains; and minor bulks comprising bauxite, phosphate, and fertilizers. As of November 15, 2018, it operated a fleet of six vessels, including one Ultramax, two Kamsarmax, and three Panamax drybulk carriers with a cargo capacity of 453,086 deadweight tons. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

Teekay Lng Partners Company Profile

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. provides marine transportation services for liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and crude oil worldwide. The company operates through three segments: The Liquefied Natural Gas, The Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and The Conventional Tanker. It transports liquid petroleum gases, including propane, butane, and ethane; petrochemical gases, such as ethylene, propylene, and butadiene; and ammonia. As of April 24, 2019, it had a fleet of 49 LNG carriers, 22 LPG, 7 multi-gas carriers, and 1 conventional tankers. Teekay GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. was founded in 2004 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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