Pyxis Tankers (PXS) versus Paragon Shipping (PRGNF) Financial Analysis

Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS) and Paragon Shipping (OTCMKTS:PRGNF) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Pyxis Tankers and Paragon Shipping, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pyxis Tankers 0 0 2 0 3.00
Paragon Shipping 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pyxis Tankers presently has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 160.42%. Given Pyxis Tankers’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Pyxis Tankers is more favorable than Paragon Shipping.

Profitability

This table compares Pyxis Tankers and Paragon Shipping’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pyxis Tankers -12.58% -13.10% -5.04%
Paragon Shipping N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pyxis Tankers and Paragon Shipping’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pyxis Tankers $29.83 million 0.67 -$5.24 million ($0.28) -3.43
Paragon Shipping $1.98 million 0.00 $23.78 million N/A N/A

Paragon Shipping has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pyxis Tankers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of Pyxis Tankers shares are held 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.

Risk & Volatility

Pyxis Tankers has a beta of 3.35, suggesting that its share price is 235% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paragon Shipping has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pyxis Tankers beats Paragon Shipping on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pyxis Tankers Company Profile

Pyxis Tankers Inc. operates as a maritime transportation company with a focus on the tanker sector in the United States. Its fleet transports refined petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, and fuel oil, as well as other liquid bulk items, including vegetable oils and organic chemicals. As of March 20, 2018, the company operated a fleet of six double hull product tankers. Pyxis Tankers Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

Paragon Shipping Company Profile

Paragon Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services worldwide. It engages in the ocean transportation of drybulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials. Paragon Shipping Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Voula, Greece.

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