EuroDry (EDRY) and GasLog (GLOG) Critical Comparison

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for EuroDry and GasLog, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EuroDry 0 0 2 0 3.00
GasLog 0 3 6 0 2.67

EuroDry currently has a consensus price target of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 23.15%. GasLog has a consensus price target of $22.20, indicating a potential upside of 3.54%. Given EuroDry’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe EuroDry is more favorable than GasLog.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of EuroDry shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of GasLog shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

GasLog pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. EuroDry does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares EuroDry and GasLog’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EuroDry N/A N/A N/A
GasLog 7.57% 0.32% 0.12%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EuroDry and GasLog’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EuroDry $19.15 million 1.20 $840,000.00 N/A N/A
GasLog $525.23 million 3.29 $15.50 million N/A N/A

GasLog has higher revenue and earnings than EuroDry.

Summary

GasLog beats EuroDry on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EuroDry

EuroDry Ltd. operates independently of Euroseas Ltd. as of May 31, 2018.

About GasLog

GasLog Ltd. operates as an owner, operator, and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers providing support to international energy companies. It provides maritime services for the transportation of LNG on a worldwide basis and vessel management services. As of February 28, 2018, its owned fleet consisted of 28 LNG carriers, including 23 ships on the water and 5 on order. GasLog Ltd. was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Monaco.

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