Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ: PXS) is one of 25 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Pyxis Tankers to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Pyxis Tankers and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pyxis Tankers -31.98% -19.86% -7.47%
Pyxis Tankers Competitors -97.12% -16.36% -5.76%

Volatility & Risk

Pyxis Tankers has a beta of 6.2, indicating that its share price is 520% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pyxis Tankers’ peers have a beta of 2.06, indicating that their average share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Pyxis Tankers and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pyxis Tankers 0 0 2 0 3.00
Pyxis Tankers Competitors 191 602 651 13 2.33

Pyxis Tankers presently has a consensus target price of $3.75, indicating a potential upside of 87.50%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 35.45%. Given Pyxis Tankers’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Pyxis Tankers is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Pyxis Tankers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pyxis Tankers and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pyxis Tankers $30.54 million $2.41 million -3.77
Pyxis Tankers Competitors $229.24 million $95.55 million -2.64

Pyxis Tankers’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pyxis Tankers. Pyxis Tankers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Pyxis Tankers peers beat Pyxis Tankers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Pyxis Tankers Company Profile

Pyxis Tankers Inc. is a holding company. The Company is an international maritime transportation company focused on the product tanker sector. It owns a fleet of six double hull product tankers: Pyxis Epsilon with carrying capacity of approximately 50,300 deadweight tonnage (dwt); Pyxis Theta with carrying capacity of approximately 51,800 dwt, Pyxis Malou with carrying capacity of over 50,670 dwt; Pyxis Delta with carrying capacity of approximately 46,620 dwt; Northsea Beta with carrying capacity of over 8,650 dwt, and Northsea Alpha with carrying capacity of approximately 8,615 dwt. Four of the Company’s vessels in the fleet are medium-range (MR), product tankers, three have eco-efficient or eco-modified designs, and two of them are short-range tanker sister ships. Its fleet is capable of transporting refined petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel and fuel oil, as well as other liquid bulk items, such as vegetable oils and organic chemicals.

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