Head to Head Review: Global Ship Lease (GSL) versus Its Rivals
Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL) is one of 27 public companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Global Ship Lease to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Global Ship Lease and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Global Ship Lease||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Global Ship Lease Competitors||146||479||593||5||2.37|
As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 26.22%. Given Global Ship Lease’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Global Ship Lease has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Global Ship Lease and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Global Ship Lease||$166.52 million||-$65.09 million||-2.16|
|Global Ship Lease Competitors||$220.64 million||-$76.22 million||6.83|
Global Ship Lease’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Global Ship Lease. Global Ship Lease 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.
Risk & Volatility
Global Ship Lease has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Ship Lease’s competitors have a beta of 1.92, suggesting that their average stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
5.3% of Global Ship Lease shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Global Ship Lease and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Global Ship Lease||-18.63%||3.08%||1.36%|
|Global Ship Lease Competitors||-84.73%||-15.18%||-5.29%|
About Global Ship Lease
Global Ship Lease, Inc. is a holding company and containership charter owner. The Company’s activity consists of the ownership and chartering out of containerships. It owns a fleet of containerships with a range of sizes. Its fleet comprises over 20 containerships, with a combined capacity of over 82,310 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) and a weighted average age of over 11.0 years, and a non-weighted average age of over 11.3 years. Its vessels include CMA CGM Matisse, CMA CGM Utrillo, Delmas Keta, Julie Delmas, Kumasi, Marie Delmas, CMA CGM La Tour, CMA CGM Manet, CMA CGM Alcazar, CMA CGM Chateau d’If, CMA CGM Thalassa, CMA CGM Jamaica, CMA CGM Sambhar and CMA CGM America. Approximately 10 vessels are owned by companies incorporated in Cyprus; over four by companies incorporated in Hong Kong, and approximately one is held by another Marshall Islands company. Its subsidiary, Global Ship Lease Services Limited, provides administrative services.
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