Gener8 Maritime (NASDAQ: GNRT) and Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.4% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.5% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Gener8 Maritime and Dorian LPG, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gener8 Maritime 0 1 1 0 2.50
Dorian LPG 0 0 1 0 3.00

Gener8 Maritime presently has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 66.30%. Dorian LPG has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.60%. Given Gener8 Maritime’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Gener8 Maritime is more favorable than Dorian LPG.

Profitability

This table compares Gener8 Maritime and Dorian LPG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gener8 Maritime -110.14% N/A N/A
Dorian LPG -4.33% -4.16% -2.31%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gener8 Maritime and Dorian LPG’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gener8 Maritime $372.58 million 1.00 $212.72 million N/A N/A
Dorian LPG $157.40 million 2.32 $66.09 million ($0.12) -55.33

Gener8 Maritime has higher revenue and earnings than Dorian LPG.

About Gener8 Maritime

Gener8 Maritime, Inc. is a provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services. The Company operates through the transportation of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum products with its fleet of vessels segment. As of March 10, 2017, the Company owned a fleet of 40 tankers on the water, consisting of 24 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), 10 Suezmax vessels, four Aframax vessels and two Panamax vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 9.4 million deadweight tons (DWT) and one eco VLCC newbuilding. As of March 10, 2017, approximately 77% of its total fleet carrying capacity based on DWT, including newbuildings, was focused on VLCC vessels. As of March 10, 2017, all of its VLCC vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s VL8 Pool, all of its Suezmax vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group’s Suez8 Pool and all of its Aframax vessels were deployed in the Navig8 Group’s V8 Pool.

About Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is focused on owning and operating very large gas carrier (VLGCs) in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping industry. The Company is engaged in the transportation of LPG across the world through its ownership and operation of LPG tankers. As of March 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of 22 VLGCs, including 19 84,000 cubic meter (cbm) ECO-design VLGCs (ECO VLGCs) and three 82,000 cbm VLGCs. The VLGCs in its fleet had an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cbm at May 26, 2016. It provides in-house commercial and technical management services for all of its vessels. As of May 26, 2016, its VLGCs included Captain Nicholas ML; Captain John NP; Comet; Corsair; Corvette; Cougar; Concorde; Cobra; Continental; Commodore; Constellation; Cheyenne; Cratis; Chaparral; Commander, and Challenger. The Company’s customers include global energy companies, commodity traders and importers.

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