StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) and Hermitage Offshore Services (OTCMKTS:HOFSQ) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
50.0% of StealthGas shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
StealthGas has a beta of 1.58, indicating that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hermitage Offshore Services has a beta of 2.31, indicating that its stock price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for StealthGas and Hermitage Offshore Services, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hermitage Offshore Services||0||0||0||0||N/A|
StealthGas presently has a consensus price target of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 76.47%. Given StealthGas’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe StealthGas is more favorable than Hermitage Offshore Services.
This table compares StealthGas and Hermitage Offshore Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hermitage Offshore Services||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares StealthGas and Hermitage Offshore Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|StealthGas||$145.00 million||0.67||$11.98 million||$0.44||5.80|
|Hermitage Offshore Services||$41.81 million||0.01||-$19.12 million||N/A||N/A|
StealthGas has higher revenue and earnings than Hermitage Offshore Services.
StealthGas beats Hermitage Offshore Services on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
StealthGas Company Profile
StealthGas, Inc. engages in the provision of international energy seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas sectors. Its owns fleet of vessels that carry petroleum and petrochemical gas products in liquefied form such as propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene, and vinyl chloride monomer. The company was founded in December 22, 2004 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece.
Hermitage Offshore Services Company Profile
Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in offshore support vessel business primarily in the North Sea and off the coast of West Africa. It owns and operates a fleet of 23 vessels comprising of ten platform supply vessels, 11 crew boats, and 2 anchor handling supply vessels. The company was formerly known 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. On August 11, 2020, Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
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