Celadon Group (CGI) vs. GasLog Partners (GLOP) Critical Contrast

Celadon Group (NYSE: CGI) and GasLog Partners (NYSE:GLOP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

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Celadon Group pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. GasLog Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. GasLog Partners pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. GasLog Partners has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. GasLog Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.1% of Celadon Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.2% of GasLog Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Celadon Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Celadon Group and GasLog Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Celadon Group $1.07 billion 0.09 $24.84 million N/A N/A
GasLog Partners $311.47 million 3.09 $112.83 million $2.09 11.24

GasLog Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Celadon Group.

Risk and Volatility

Celadon Group has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GasLog Partners has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Celadon Group and GasLog Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celadon Group N/A N/A N/A
GasLog Partners 33.73% 12.39% 4.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Celadon Group and GasLog Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celadon Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
GasLog Partners 0 1 3 0 2.75

Celadon Group currently has a consensus target price of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 334.78%. GasLog Partners has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.81%. Given Celadon Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Celadon Group is more favorable than GasLog Partners.

Celadon Group Company Profile

Celadon Group, Inc. (Celadon) is a truckload freight transportation provider. The Company’s segments are asset-based, asset-light, and equipment leasing and services. Its services involve point-to-point shipping for its customers within the United States, between the United States and Mexico, and between the United States and Canada. The Company’s primary asset-based services include the United States domestic dry van and refrigerated; cross-border service between the United States and each of Mexico and Canada; intra-Mexico and intra-Canada service; contract service; regional and specialized short haul service, and rail intermodal service. The Company’s primary asset-light services include freight brokerage, warehousing, less-than truckload consolidation and supply chain logistics services.

GasLog Partners Company Profile

GasLog Partners LP owns, operates, and acquires liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under multi-year charters. As of February 8, 2018, it had a fleet of 12 LNG carriers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Monaco.

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