Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE:NNA) and Box Ships (OTCMKTS:TEUFF) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.


Navios Maritime Acquisition pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Box Ships does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Acquisition pays out -1.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Navios Maritime Acquisition and Box Ships’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Acquisition -45.96% -19.05% -5.22%
Box Ships N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Navios Maritime Acquisition and Box Ships’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Acquisition $187.95 million 0.30 -$78.89 million ($7.58) -0.77
Box Ships $17.49 million 0.01 -$226.62 million N/A N/A

Navios Maritime Acquisition has higher revenue and earnings than Box Ships.

Risk & Volatility

Navios Maritime Acquisition has a beta of 2.51, suggesting that its share price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Box Ships has a beta of -1.68, suggesting that its share price is 268% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Navios Maritime Acquisition and Box Ships, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Acquisition 1 0 0 0 1.00
Box Ships 0 0 0 0 N/A


Navios Maritime Acquisition beats Box Ships on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Navios Maritime Acquisition Company Profile

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns a fleet of crude oil, refined petroleum product, and chemical tankers. It charters its vessels to oil companies, refiners, and large vessel operators under long, medium, and short term charters. As of April 2, 2018, the compnay's fleet consisted of a total of 35 double-hulled tanker vessels aggregating approximately 3.6 million deadweight tons, which included 7 very large crude carrier tankers, 8 Long Range 1 product tankers, 18 Medium Range 2 product tankers, and 2 chemical tankers. Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation was founded in 2008 and is based in Monaco.

Box Ships Company Profile

Box Ships Inc. provides commercial management services to shipping companies worldwide. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Voula, Greece.

Receive News & Ratings for Navios Maritime Acquisition Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Navios Maritime Acquisition and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.