Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE: OSG) and Euronav NV (NYSE:EURN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.5% of Overseas Shipholding Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.2% of Euronav NV shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Risk and Volatility

Overseas Shipholding Group has a beta of 2.04, meaning that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euronav NV has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Overseas Shipholding Group and Euronav NV’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Overseas Shipholding Group $462.42 million 0.44 -$293.61 million ($3.12) -0.86
Euronav NV $691.26 million 2.05 $204.04 million $0.21 42.38

Euronav NV has higher revenue and earnings than Overseas Shipholding Group. Overseas Shipholding Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Euronav NV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Overseas Shipholding Group and Euronav NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Overseas Shipholding Group -66.23% 26.01% 6.63%
Euronav NV 5.90% 0.49% 0.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Overseas Shipholding Group and Euronav NV, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Overseas Shipholding Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Euronav NV 0 1 2 0 2.67

Euronav NV has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.12%. Given Euronav NV’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Euronav NV is more favorable than Overseas Shipholding Group.


Euronav NV pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Overseas Shipholding Group does not pay a dividend. Euronav NV pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Euronav NV beats Overseas Shipholding Group on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Overseas Shipholding Group Company Profile

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) is a tanker company engaged primarily in the ocean transportation of crude oil and petroleum products. The Company’s vessel operations are organized into strategic business units and focused on market segments: crude oil, refined petroleum products and the United States Flag. The International Flag Crude Tanker unit manages International Flag ultra large crude carrier (ULCC), very large crude carrier (VLCC), Suezmax, Aframax, Panamax and Lightering tankers; the International Flag Product Carrier unit principally manages LR1 and MR product carriers and the United States unit manages the Company’s United States Flag vessels. In August 2014, the Company announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 as a newly reorganized company.

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.

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