Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A (NYSE: OSG) and Euronav (NYSE:EURN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A and Euronav, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A 0 0 0 0 N/A
Euronav 0 1 2 0 2.67

Euronav has a consensus target price of $9.25, suggesting a potential upside of 10.78%. Given Euronav’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Euronav is more favorable than Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A and Euronav’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A $462.42 million 0.39 -$293.61 million $0.04 60.75
Euronav $691.26 million 1.92 $204.04 million $0.21 39.76

Euronav has higher revenue and earnings than Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A. Euronav is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Euronav pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A does not pay a dividend. Euronav pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.0% of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.7% of Euronav shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A and Euronav’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A -66.23% 26.01% 6.63%
Euronav 5.90% 0.49% 0.31%

Summary

Euronav beats Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A Company Profile

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) is a tanker company engaged primarily in the ocean transportation of crude oil and petroleum products. The Company’s vessel operations are organized into strategic business units and focused on market segments: crude oil, refined petroleum products and the United States Flag. The International Flag Crude Tanker unit manages International Flag ultra large crude carrier (ULCC), very large crude carrier (VLCC), Suezmax, Aframax, Panamax and Lightering tankers; the International Flag Product Carrier unit principally manages LR1 and MR product carriers and the United States unit manages the Company’s United States Flag vessels. In August 2014, the Company announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 as a newly reorganized company.

Euronav Company Profile

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages a fleet of vessels for the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of April 4, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 55 double hulled vessels, including 31 very large crude carriers, 1 V-Plus vessel, 19 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 2 Suezmax vessels under construction. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.

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