Financial Review: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (NYSE:ZIM) & Navigator (NYSE:NVGS)

Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (NYSE:ZIM) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Navigator and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navigator 0 0 1 0 3.00
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services 0 2 3 0 2.60

Navigator currently has a consensus price target of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.91%. ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has a consensus price target of $35.25, suggesting a potential downside of 21.44%. Given Navigator’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Navigator is more favorable than ZIM Integrated Shipping Services.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Navigator and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navigator $332.49 million 1.83 -$440,000.00 ($0.02) -543.00
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services $3.99 billion 1.29 $517.96 million $4.96 9.05

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has higher revenue and earnings than Navigator. Navigator is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.8% of Navigator shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.7% of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Navigator and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navigator -0.20% 0.74% 0.37%
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services N/A N/A N/A

Navigator Company Profile

Navigator Holdings Ltd. owns and operates a fleet of liquefied gas carriers worldwide. The company provides international and regional seaborne transportation services of liquefied petroleum gas, petrochemical gases, and ammonia for energy companies, industrial users, and commodity traders. As of December 31, 2019, it operated a fleet of 38 semi- or fully-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Company Profile

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides container shipping and related services in Israel and internationally. The company offers dry, reefer, project, out of gauge, breakbulk, and dangerous cargo services; inland transport services; and ZIMonitor, a reefer cargo tracking service. As of December 31, 2020, it operated a fleet of 87 vessels. ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Haifa, Israel.

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