Scorpio Tankers (OTCMKTS: PCFBY) and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (OTCMKTS:PCFBY) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Scorpio Tankers and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scorpio Tankers -31.44% -9.08% -3.36%
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Scorpio Tankers and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scorpio Tankers 0 0 8 0 3.00
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Scorpio Tankers currently has a consensus target price of $4.20, indicating a potential upside of 108.96%. Given Scorpio Tankers’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Scorpio Tankers is more favorable than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR.

Dividends

Scorpio Tankers pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Scorpio Tankers pays out -8.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Scorpio Tankers is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Scorpio Tankers and Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Scorpio Tankers $512.73 million 1.30 -$158.24 million ($0.47) -4.28
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR $1.49 billion 0.72 $3.61 million $0.02 241.00

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Scorpio Tankers. Scorpio Tankers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Scorpio Tankers has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has a beta of -0.01, meaning that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.7% of Scorpio Tankers shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Scorpio Tankers Company Profile

Scorpio Tankers Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products worldwide. As of March 22, 2018, its fleet consisted of 109 tankers, including 38 LR2, 12 LR1, 45 MR, and 14 Handymax tankers with an average age of approximately 2.6 years; and 20 time or bareboat chartered-in tankers, which include 2 LR2, 10 MR, and 8 Handymax tankers. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Monaco.

Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR Company Profile

Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, an investment holding company, provides dry bulk shipping services worldwide. The company has a fleet of 222 ships, including 139 Handysize vessels, 81 Supramax vessels, and 2 Post Panamax vessels. It also offers ship and ocean shipping services, shipping consulting and ship agency, crewing, secretarial, and agency and ship management services. Pacific Basin Shipping Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.

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