Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR (NYSE: DHT) and DHT (NYSE:DHT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
39.9% of DHT shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHT has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and DHT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
DHT has a consensus target price of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 21.68%. Given DHT’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DHT is more favorable than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR.
This table compares Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and DHT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. DHT pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. DHT pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. DHT is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR and DHT’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR||$1.49 billion||0.63||$3.61 million||$0.02||209.50|
|DHT||$355.05 million||1.83||$6.60 million||$0.13||34.77|
DHT has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR. DHT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
DHT beats Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Pac BASIN SHIPP/ADR Company Profile
Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, an investment holding company, provides dry bulk shipping services worldwide. The company has a fleet of 222 ships, including 139 Handysize vessels, 81 Supramax vessels, and 2 Post Panamax vessels. It also offers ship and ocean shipping services, shipping consulting and ship agency, crewing, secretarial, and agency and ship management services. Pacific Basin Shipping Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.
DHT Company Profile
DHT Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates crude oil tankers primarily in Oslo, Norway and Singapore. As of February 6, 2018, it had a fleet of 27 very large crude carriers and 2 Aframaxes with deadweight tons of 8,590,740. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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