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

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares DHT and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DHT $355.05 million $6.60 million 37.90
DHT Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 19.04

DHT’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than DHT. DHT 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

DHT has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHT’s rivals have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for DHT and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHT 0 1 6 0 2.86
DHT Competitors 1091 3987 4823 202 2.41

DHT presently has a consensus target price of $5.60, indicating a potential upside of 47.76%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 9.68%. Given DHT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe DHT is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHT 1.86% 1.61% 0.84%
DHT Competitors 0.95% 6.79% 3.14%

Dividends

DHT pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. DHT pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out -1,095.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. DHT lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.8% of DHT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.2% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

DHT rivals beat DHT on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About DHT

DHT Holdings, Inc. is an independent crude oil tanker company. The Company’s fleet trades internationally and consists of crude oil tankers in the very large crude carriers (VLCCs) and Aframax segments. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 27 crude oil tankers in operation; 25 VLCCs, which are tankers ranging in size from 200,000 to 320,000 deadweight tons (dwt), and two Aframax tankers, which are tankers ranging in size from 80,000 to 120,000 dwt. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s fleet in operation had a combined carrying capacity of 7,925,254 dwt. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s VLCCs comprised of DHT Utik, DHT Eagle, DHT Bauhinia, DHT Europe, DHT Condor, DHT Scandinavia, DHT Falcon, DHT China, DHT Hawk, DHT Edelweiss, DHT Lotus, BW Peony, DHT Amazon, DHT Redwood, DHT Sundarbans, DHT Opal, DHT Taiga, DHT Jaguar, DHT Leopard, DHT Lion, DHT Panther, DHT Puma, and DHT Tiger. The Company’s Aframaxes are DHT Cathy and DHT Sophie.

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