Crude Carriers (NYSE: CRU) and International Seaways (NYSE:INSW) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
This table compares Crude Carriers and International Seaways’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Crude Carriers and International Seaways, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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International Seaways has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 60.43%.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Crude Carriers and International Seaways’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|International Seaways||$398.32 million||1.37||-$18.22 million||($2.51)||-7.45|
Crude Carriers has higher earnings, but lower revenue than International Seaways. International Seaways is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Crude Carriers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
86.3% of International Seaways shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of International Seaways shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
International Seaways beats Crude Carriers on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Crude Carriers
Crude Carriers Corp. (Crude Carriers) is a transportation company. The Company is focused on conducting a shipping business focused on the crude tanker industry. It is focused on acquiring and operating a fleet of crude tankers that will transport mainly crude oil and fuel oil along worldwide shipping routes. In Septemeber 2010, Capital Product Partners LP acquired Crude Carriers.
About International Seaways
International Seaways, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate a fleet of oceangoing vessels. The Company’s oceangoing vessels engage in the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the International Flag trades. The Company’s segments are International Crude Tankers and International Product Carriers. Its 55-vessel fleet consists of Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC), Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), Aframax and Panamax crude tankers, as well as long range 1 (LR1), LR2 and medium range (MR) product carriers. Its International Crude Tankers segment is made up of a ULCC and a fleet of VLCCs, Aframaxes, and Panamaxes. Its International Product Carriers segment consists of a fleet of MRs, LR1s and an LR2 engaged in the transportation of crude and refined petroleum products. Through joint venture partnerships (the JVs), it has ownership interests in approximately four liquefied natural gas carriers and approximately two floating storage and offloading service vessels.
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