Critical Survey: SEACOR Marine (NYSE:SMHI) versus Navios Maritime Containers (NYSE:NMCI)

Navios Maritime Containers (NASDAQ:NMCI) and SEACOR Marine (NYSE:SMHI) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Navios Maritime Containers and SEACOR Marine, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Containers 0 0 1 0 3.00
SEACOR Marine 0 0 0 0 N/A

Navios Maritime Containers currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 361.54%. Given Navios Maritime Containers’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Containers is more favorable than SEACOR Marine.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime Containers and SEACOR Marine’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Containers 4.11% 4.52% 1.98%
SEACOR Marine -29.68% -14.21% -6.94%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.0% of Navios Maritime Containers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.1% of SEACOR Marine shares are held by institutional investors. 12.9% of SEACOR Marine shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Navios Maritime Containers and SEACOR Marine’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Containers $133.92 million 0.50 $12.70 million N/A N/A
SEACOR Marine $253.61 million 1.17 -$77.61 million N/A N/A

Navios Maritime Containers has higher earnings, but lower revenue than SEACOR Marine.

Summary

Navios Maritime Containers beats SEACOR Marine on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Navios Maritime Containers

Navios Maritime Containers L.P. owns and operates containerships in Asia and Europe. As of March 6, 2019, it owned a fleet of 30 vessels. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

About SEACOR Marine

Seacor Marine Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of offshore marine business. It offers global marine and support transportation services to offshore oil & gas exploration, development, and production facilities. The company involves in the operation of support and specialty vessels for and among independent oil, gas exploration, production, and emerging independent companies. It operates through the following segments: Time Charter, Bareboat Charter, and Other. The Time Charter segment offers vessels to customers based upon daily rates of hire. The Bareboat Charter segment is the support of vessels among customers where the customer assumes responsibility for all operating expenses and all risk of operation. The company was founded on December 15, 2014 and is headquartered in Houma, LA.

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