Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) vs. Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) Head to Head Review

Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.5% of Hermitage Offshore Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.7% of Diana Shipping shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Diana Shipping’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hermitage Offshore Services $18.44 million 1.18 -$197.29 million N/A N/A
Diana Shipping $226.19 million 1.43 $16.58 million $0.10 33.50

Diana Shipping has higher revenue and earnings than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Volatility and Risk

Hermitage Offshore Services has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diana Shipping has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Diana Shipping’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hermitage Offshore Services -537.88% -48.39% -12.64%
Diana Shipping 2.81% 2.71% 1.46%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Hermitage Offshore Services and Diana Shipping, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hermitage Offshore Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Diana Shipping 0 2 0 0 2.00

Diana Shipping has a consensus price target of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.40%. Given Diana Shipping’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Diana Shipping is more favorable than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Summary

Diana Shipping beats Hermitage Offshore Services on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hermitage Offshore Services

Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. operates as an offshore support vessel company. As of June 6, 2019, it had a fleet of 23 vessels, including 10 platform supply vessels, 2 anchor handling tug supply vessels, and 11 crew boats. The company's vessels primarily operate in the North Sea or the West Coast of Africa. The company was formerly known as Nordic American Offshore Ltd. and changed its name to Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. in June 2019. Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About Diana Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services. The company transports a range of dry bulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials in shipping routes through its ownership of dry bulk vessels worldwide. As of December 31, 2018, it operated a fleet of 48 dry bulk carriers comprising 20 Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax, 5 Post-Panamax, 14 Capesize, and 4 Newcastlemax vessels. The company was formerly known as Diana Shipping Investments Corp. and changed its name to Diana Shipping Inc. in February 2005. Diana Shipping Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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