Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NYSE:NAP) and Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP.PE) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime Midstream Partners and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners -15.49% 7.17% 3.80%
Tsakos Energy Navigation N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share. Tsakos Energy Navigation does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays out 71.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Navios Maritime Midstream Partners and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners $83.05 million 0.00 $14.63 million $0.70 N/A
Tsakos Energy Navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.5% of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Navios Maritime Midstream Partners and Tsakos Energy Navigation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 0 1 1 0 2.50
Tsakos Energy Navigation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners presently has a consensus target price of $5.25, suggesting a potential upside of ∞. Given Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Navios Maritime Midstream Partners is more favorable than Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Summary

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners beats Tsakos Energy Navigation on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners Company Profile

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. owns, operates, and acquires crude oil tankers, refined petroleum product tankers, chemical tankers, and liquefied petroleum gas tankers. The company provides seaborne shipping services through its vessels under long-term employment contracts to international oil companies, refiners, and large vessel operators. As of December 31, 2017, it owned six very large crude carrier vessels. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners GP LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. was founded in 2014 and is based in Monaco. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. is a subsidiary of Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation.

Tsakos Energy Navigation Company Profile

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited provides seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services worldwide. The company offers marine transportation services for national, major, and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium, and short-term charters. As of April 20, 2018, it operated a fleet of 64 double-hull vessels, including 59 conventional tankers, 2 liquefied natural gas carriers, and 3 suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers. The company was formerly known as MIF Limited and changed its name to Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited in July 2001. Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited was founded in 1993 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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