Carnival (NYSE:CCL) and EuroDry (NASDAQ:EDRY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
Carnival pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. EuroDry does not pay a dividend. Carnival pays out 52.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Carnival has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
This table compares Carnival and EuroDry’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Carnival||$17.51 billion||1.63||$2.61 billion||$3.82||14.21|
Carnival has higher revenue and earnings than EuroDry.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Carnival and EuroDry, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Carnival currently has a consensus target price of $72.85, indicating a potential upside of 34.23%. EuroDry has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.81%. Given Carnival’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Carnival is more favorable than EuroDry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
76.4% of Carnival shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of EuroDry shares are held by institutional investors. 23.8% of Carnival shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Carnival and EuroDry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Carnival beats EuroDry on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn brands in North America; and AIDA, Costa, P&O Cruises (Australia), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (UK) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates approximately 100 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska; and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. In addition, the company is involved in the lease of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc.
EuroDry Ltd. operates independently of Euroseas Ltd. as of May 31, 2018.
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