Comparing Diamond S Shipping (DSSI) & Its Rivals

Diamond S Shipping (NYSE: DSSI) is one of 17 public companies in the “Transportation services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Diamond S Shipping to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.2% of Diamond S Shipping shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Diamond S Shipping and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamond S Shipping 0 1 3 0 2.75
Diamond S Shipping Competitors 211 827 1365 55 2.51

Diamond S Shipping presently has a consensus target price of $20.30, indicating a potential upside of 156.96%. As a group, “Transportation services” companies have a potential upside of 10.50%. Given Diamond S Shipping’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Diamond S Shipping is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Diamond S Shipping and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond S Shipping $579.78 million -$9.31 million 21.94
Diamond S Shipping Competitors $4.39 billion $410.32 million 23.79

Diamond S Shipping’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Diamond S Shipping. Diamond S Shipping is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Diamond S Shipping and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamond S Shipping 5.35% 4.89% 2.76%
Diamond S Shipping Competitors -21.58% -19.95% -7.30%

Risk & Volatility

Diamond S Shipping has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diamond S Shipping’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Diamond S Shipping rivals beat Diamond S Shipping on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Diamond S Shipping

Diamond S Shipping Inc. operates as a shipping company. The company operates through two segments, Crude Tankers and Product Tankers. It provides seaborne transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum, and other production. As of March 28, 2019, it owned and operated a fleet of 68 vessels, including 15 Suezmax vessels, 1 Aframax, and 52 medium-range product tankers. The company is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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