Torm (NASDAQ:TRMD) and Navios Maritime (NYSE:NM) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Torm and Navios Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Torm 6.69% 5.17% 2.55%
Navios Maritime -31.72% 7.50% 1.01%

Volatility & Risk

Torm has a beta of -402.41, indicating that its share price is 40,341% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime has a beta of 1.99, indicating that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Torm and Navios Maritime, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Torm 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navios Maritime 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.3% of Torm shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.3% of Navios Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Torm and Navios Maritime’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Torm $693.00 million 0.81 $166.02 million N/A N/A
Navios Maritime $482.45 million 0.05 -$192.11 million N/A N/A

Torm has higher revenue and earnings than Navios Maritime.

Summary

Torm beats Navios Maritime on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Torm Company Profile

TORM plc, a product tanker company, engages in the transportation of refined oil products worldwide. The company transports gasoline, jet fuel, naphtha, and diesel oil. As of March 13, 2020, it operated a fleet of approximately 80 vessels. The company was founded in 1889 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. TORM PLC is a subsidiary of Njord Luxco.

Navios Maritime Company Profile

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and internationally. The company focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ores, coal, and grains. It operates through three segments: Dry Bulk Vessel Operations, Logistics Business, and Containers Business. The Dry Bulk Vessel Operations segment engages in the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation, and trading of vessels and freight. This segment charters its vessels to trading houses, producers, and government-owned entities. The Logistics Business segment operates ports and transfer station terminals, as well as upriver transport facilities in the Hidrovia region; and handles vessels, barges, and push boats. This segment provides its integrated transportation, storage, and related services through its port facilities, fleet of dry and liquid cargo barges, and product tankers to mineral and grain commodity providers, as well as to users of refined petroleum products. The Containers Business segment operates in the containership sector. The company's fleet consists of 61 vessels totaling 6.4 million deadweight tons. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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