Head-To-Head Survey: Navios Maritime (NM) versus Box Ships (TEUFF)

Navios Maritime (NYSE:NM) and Box Ships (OTCMKTS:TEUFF) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime and Box Ships’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime -30.75% -15.68% -3.66%
Box Ships N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

16.4% of Navios Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Navios Maritime has a beta of 2.89, meaning that its share price is 189% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Box Ships has a beta of 0.29, meaning that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Navios Maritime and Box Ships, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime 1 0 2 0 2.33
Box Ships 0 0 0 0 N/A

Navios Maritime presently has a consensus target price of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 273.83%. Given Navios Maritime’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime is more favorable than Box Ships.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Navios Maritime and Box Ships’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime $463.05 million 0.14 -$165.91 million ($1.01) -0.53
Box Ships $17.49 million 0.01 -$226.62 million N/A N/A

Navios Maritime has higher revenue and earnings than Box Ships.

Summary

Navios Maritime beats Box Ships on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Navios Maritime Company Profile

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and internationally. The company focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ores, coal, and grains. It operates through two segments, Dry Bulk Vessel Operations and Logistics Business. The Dry Bulk Vessel Operations segment engages in the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation, and trading of vessels, freight, and forward freight agreements. This segment charters its vessels to trading houses, producers, and government-owned entities. The Logistics Business segment operates ports and transfer station terminals, as well as upriver transport facilities in the Hidrovia region; and handles vessels, barges, and push boats. This segment provides its integrated transportation, storage, and related services through its port facilities, fleet of dry and liquid cargo barges, and product tankers to mineral and grain commodity providers, as well as to users of refined petroleum products. The company's fleet consists of 71 vessels totaling 7.2 million deadweight tons. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Box Ships Company Profile

Box Ships Inc. provides commercial management services to shipping companies worldwide. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Voula, Greece.

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