Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 (NYSE:GNK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Euronav NV and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euronav NV 5.90% 0.49% 0.31%
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 -48.02% -7.34% -4.63%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Euronav NV and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euronav NV 0 1 2 0 2.67
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 0 1 3 0 2.75

Euronav NV presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.14%. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 has a consensus target price of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 47.32%. Given Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is more favorable than Euronav NV.

Dividends

Euronav NV pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 does not pay a dividend. Euronav NV pays out 9.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Euronav NV and Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Euronav NV $691.26 million 1.93 $204.04 million $1.29 6.51
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 $135.59 million 2.85 -$217.75 million ($5.14) -2.18

Euronav NV has higher revenue and earnings than Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Euronav NV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.8% of Euronav NV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Euronav NV Company Profile

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages a fleet of vessels for the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of April 4, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 55 double hulled vessels, including 31 very large crude carriers, 1 V-Plus vessel, 19 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 2 Suezmax vessels under construction. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 Company Profile

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company, through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carrier vessels, transports iron ores, coal, grains, steel products, and other dry-bulk cargoes. The company charters its vessels primarily to trading houses, including commodities traders; producers; and government-owned entities. As of March 28, 2017, its fleet consisted of 13 Capesize, 6 Panamax, 4 Ultramax, 21 Supramax, 2 Handymax, and 15 Handysize vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 4,735,000 deadweight tons. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

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