Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) (OTCMKTS:ULTRF) and Euronav (NYSE:EURN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
28.5% of Euronav shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) and Euronav, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Euronav has a consensus target price of $12.33, indicating a potential upside of 10.51%. Given Euronav’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Euronav is more favorable than Ultrapetrol (Bahamas).
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) and Euronav’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Euronav||$600.02 million||4.09||-$110.07 million||($0.65)||-17.17|
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Euronav.
This table compares Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) and Euronav’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk and Volatility
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euronav has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
About Ultrapetrol (Bahamas)
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, an industrial shipping company, provides marine transportation services in South America, Europe, Central America, North America, and Asia. The company operates in three segments: River Business, Offshore Supply Business, and Ocean Business. The River Business segment owns and operates dry and tanker barges, and push boats in the Hidrovia region of South America. Its dry barges transport agricultural and forestry products, iron ore, and other cargoes; and tanker barges carry petroleum products, vegetable oils, and other liquids. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had 681 barges with approximately 1.3 million dwt capacity; and 34 push boats. The Offshore Supply Business segment owns and operates vessels that provide logistical and transportation services for offshore petroleum exploration and production companies. It transports supplies, such as containerized equipment, drill casings, pipes, and heavy loads; fuel, water, drilling fluids, and bulk cement; and various other supplies to drilling rigs and platforms. This segment's fleet consisted of 13 platform supply vessels and 1 remotely operated vehicle. The Ocean Business segment owns and operates oceangoing vessels, which transports petroleum products, as well as a container line service in the Argentine cabotage trade. The company serves petroleum, agricultural, and mining companies. Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Nassau, the Bahamas. Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited is a subsidiary of Sparrow Capital Investments Ltd.
Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of December 12, 2018, it owned and operated a fleet of vessels, including 43 very large crude carriers, 2 ULCCs, 26 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 1 LR1s. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.
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