Carnival (NYSE:CUK) and EuroDry (NASDAQ:EDRY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Carnival and EuroDry’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carnival $17.51 billion 0.69 $2.61 billion $3.82 15.16
EuroDry $19.15 million 1.20 $840,000.00 N/A N/A

Carnival has higher revenue and earnings than EuroDry.

Profitability

This table compares Carnival and EuroDry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carnival 17.15% 12.30% 7.20%
EuroDry N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.1% of Carnival shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of EuroDry shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Carnival shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Carnival pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. EuroDry does not pay a dividend. Carnival pays out 52.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Carnival has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Carnival and EuroDry, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carnival 0 0 0 0 N/A
EuroDry 0 0 2 0 3.00

EuroDry has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 23.15%. Given EuroDry’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EuroDry is more favorable than Carnival.

Summary

Carnival beats EuroDry on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Carnival Company Profile

Carnival plc operates as a leisure travel and cruise company. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was founded in 1850 and is based in Southampton, the United Kingdom. Carnival plc is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

EuroDry Company Profile

EuroDry Ltd. operates independently of Euroseas Ltd. as of May 31, 2018.

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