Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE: CRU) and Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) are both small-cap companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Crude Carriers Corp. and Nordic American Tankers Limited, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crude Carriers Corp.||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Nordic American Tankers Limited||3||2||0||0||1.40|
Nordic American Tankers Limited has a consensus price target of $5.40, suggesting a potential upside of 30.12%.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Crude Carriers Corp. and Nordic American Tankers Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crude Carriers Corp.||N/A||N/A||N/A||($0.39)||N/A|
|Nordic American Tankers Limited||$236.79 million||1.79||-$4.45 million||N/A||N/A|
Crude Carriers Corp. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nordic American Tankers Limited.
Nordic American Tankers Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Crude Carriers Corp. does not pay a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
22.3% of Nordic American Tankers Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Crude Carriers Corp. and Nordic American Tankers Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crude Carriers Corp.||-76.66%||-11.26%||-7.33%|
|Nordic American Tankers Limited||0.06%||0.25%||0.16%|
Nordic American Tankers Limited beats Crude Carriers Corp. on 6 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Crude Carriers Corp.
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 Nordic American Tankers Limited
Nordic American Tankers Limited is an international tanker company. The Company owns approximately 26 vessels, including approximately two new buildings under construction, of approximately 156,000 deadweight tonnage (dwt) each. The Company’s Suezmaxes tankers can carry over one million barrels of oil. The vessels in the Company’s fleet are homogenous and interchangeable. The Company’s vessels are employed in the spot market. The Company’s vessels include Nordic Harrier, Nordic Hawk, Nordic Hunter, Nordic Voyager, Nordic Fighter, Nordic Freedom, Nordic Discovery, Nordic Saturn, Nordic Jupiter, Nordic Moon, Nordic Apollo, Nordic Cosmos, Nordic Sprite, Nordic Mistral, Nordic Passat, Nordic Vega, Nordic Breeze, Nordic Zenith, Nordic Sprinter, Nordic Skier and Nordic Light.
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