International Seaways (NYSE: INSW) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare International Seaways to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares International Seaways and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Seaways -31.22% 0.91% 0.64%
International Seaways Competitors -97.00% -16.32% -5.74%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Seaways and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
International Seaways $327.29 million $85.71 million -5.26
International Seaways Competitors $229.09 million $95.31 million -3.08

International Seaways has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. International Seaways is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for International Seaways and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Seaways 0 0 1 0 3.00
International Seaways Competitors 191 602 648 13 2.33

International Seaways currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 63.04%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 29.98%. Given International Seaways’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe International Seaways is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.3% of International Seaways shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of International Seaways shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

International Seaways beats its competitors on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

International Seaways Company Profile

International Seaways, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate a fleet of oceangoing vessels. The Company’s oceangoing vessels engage in the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the International Flag trades. The Company’s segments are International Crude Tankers and International Product Carriers. Its 55-vessel fleet consists of Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC), Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), Aframax and Panamax crude tankers, as well as long range 1 (LR1), LR2 and medium range (MR) product carriers. Its International Crude Tankers segment is made up of a ULCC and a fleet of VLCCs, Aframaxes, and Panamaxes. Its International Product Carriers segment consists of a fleet of MRs, LR1s and an LR2 engaged in the transportation of crude and refined petroleum products. Through joint venture partnerships (the JVs), it has ownership interests in approximately four liquefied natural gas carriers and approximately two floating storage and offloading service vessels.

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