Performance Shipping (NASDAQ:DCIX) and Navios Maritime Containers (NASDAQ:NMCI) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.1% of Performance Shipping shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.2% of Navios Maritime Containers shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Performance Shipping and Navios Maritime Containers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Performance Shipping 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navios Maritime Containers 0 0 1 0 3.00

Navios Maritime Containers has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,185.71%. Given Navios Maritime Containers’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Containers is more favorable than Performance Shipping.

Risk & Volatility

Performance Shipping has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Containers has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Performance Shipping and Navios Maritime Containers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Performance Shipping -119.41% -4.32% -3.76%
Navios Maritime Containers 5.30% 5.66% 2.35%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Performance Shipping and Navios Maritime Containers’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Performance Shipping $26.85 million 0.80 -$32.06 million N/A N/A
Navios Maritime Containers $141.53 million 0.17 $7.51 million N/A N/A

Navios Maritime Containers has higher revenue and earnings than Performance Shipping.

Summary

Navios Maritime Containers beats Performance Shipping on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Performance Shipping Company Profile

Performance Shipping Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides shipping transportation services through its ownership of containerships worldwide. As of March 26, 2019, it owned and operated two post-Panamax and two Panamax container vessels. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Navios Maritime Containers Company Profile

Navios Maritime Containers L.P. owns and operates containerships in Asia and Europe. As of March 6, 2019, it owned a fleet of 30 vessels. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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