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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
International Seaways $327.29 million $85.71 million -5.23
International Seaways Competitors $229.24 million $95.55 million -2.62

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Seaways -16.15% -3.90% -2.75%
International Seaways Competitors -96.37% -16.52% -5.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for International Seaways and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Seaways 0 0 1 0 3.00
International Seaways Competitors 191 602 650 13 2.33

International Seaways currently has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 64.02%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 30.34%. Given International Seaways’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe International Seaways is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.3% of International Seaways shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of International Seaways shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by insiders. 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.

Summary

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

About International Seaways

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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