SEASPAN CORP/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) and Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP.PE) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for SEASPAN CORP/SH SH and Tsakos Energy Navigation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SEASPAN CORP/SH SH 1 2 1 0 2.00
Tsakos Energy Navigation 0 0 0 0 N/A

SEASPAN CORP/SH SH currently has a consensus target price of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 1.65%. Given SEASPAN CORP/SH SH’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SEASPAN CORP/SH SH is more favorable than Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Dividends

SEASPAN CORP/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Tsakos Energy Navigation does not pay a dividend. SEASPAN CORP/SH SH pays out 41.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SEASPAN CORP/SH SH has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

45.6% of SEASPAN CORP/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares SEASPAN CORP/SH SH and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SEASPAN CORP/SH SH 42.91% 9.67% 3.12%
Tsakos Energy Navigation N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SEASPAN CORP/SH SH and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SEASPAN CORP/SH SH $1.10 billion 1.79 $278.80 million $1.22 7.46
Tsakos Energy Navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

SEASPAN CORP/SH SH has higher revenue and earnings than Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Summary

SEASPAN CORP/SH SH beats Tsakos Energy Navigation on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SEASPAN CORP/SH SH

Seaspan Corporation operates as an independent charter owner and manager of containerships in Hong Kong. The company charters its containerships under long-term, fixed-rate time charters to various container liner companies. As of February 15, 2018, it operated a fleet of 91 containerships. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

About Tsakos Energy Navigation

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited provides seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services worldwide. The company offers marine transportation services for national, major, and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium, and short-term charters. As of April 20, 2018, it operated a fleet of 64 double-hull vessels, including 59 conventional tankers, 2 liquefied natural gas carriers, and 3 suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers. The company was formerly known as MIF Limited and changed its name to Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited in July 2001. Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited was founded in 1993 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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