Contrasting Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and Capital Product Partners (NYSE:CPLP)

Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ:CPLP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Hermitage Offshore Services has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capital Product Partners has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Capital Product Partners’ 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 1.60 -$197.29 million N/A N/A
Capital Product Partners $279.25 million 0.69 -$100,000.00 $0.98 10.67

Capital Product Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Profitability

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Capital Product Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hermitage Offshore Services -658.25% -26.62% -11.62%
Capital Product Partners -69.36% 5.70% 3.33%

Dividends

Capital Product Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.0%. Hermitage Offshore Services does not pay a dividend. Capital Product Partners pays out 128.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Hermitage Offshore Services and Capital Product Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hermitage Offshore Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Capital Product Partners 0 1 1 0 2.50

Capital Product Partners has a consensus price target of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 67.30%. Given Capital Product Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Capital Product Partners is more favorable than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.8% of Hermitage Offshore Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.7% of Capital Product Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Capital Product Partners beats Hermitage Offshore Services on 10 of the 12 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 Capital Product Partners

Capital Product Partners LP operates as an international shipping company. It engages in the seaborne transportation of cargo, including crude oil, refined oil products and chemicals. The company fleet consists of vessels, suezmax crude oil tankers, medium range tankers, and capesize bulk carrier. Capital Product Partners was founded on January 16, 2007 and is headquartered in Piraeus, Greece.

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