Box Ships (OTCMKTS:TEUFF) and Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This table compares Box Ships and Dorian LPG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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56.2% of Dorian LPG shares are held by institutional investors. 26.4% of Dorian LPG shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Box Ships and Dorian LPG, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Box Ships and Dorian LPG’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Box Ships||$17.49 million||0.01||-$226.62 million||N/A||N/A|
|Dorian LPG||$159.34 million||2.20||-$20.40 million||($0.62)||-10.23|
Dorian LPG has higher revenue and earnings than Box Ships.
Volatility & Risk
Box Ships has a beta of -1.31, suggesting that its share price is 231% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorian LPG has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Dorian LPG beats Box Ships on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Box Ships Company Profile
Box Ships Inc. provides commercial management services to shipping companies worldwide. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Voula, Greece.
Dorian LPG Company Profile
Dorian LPG Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) through its LPG tankers worldwide. It owns and operates very large gas carriers (VLGCs). As of June 26, 2018, its fleet consisted of 22 VLGCs with carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cubic meters. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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