Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) and Navigator (NVGS) Head to Head Comparison

Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE:OSG) and Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Overseas Shipholding Group and Navigator’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Overseas Shipholding Group $390.43 million 0.42 $55.97 million N/A N/A
Navigator $298.60 million 1.89 $5.31 million $0.16 63.31

Overseas Shipholding Group has higher revenue and earnings than Navigator.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Overseas Shipholding Group and Navigator, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Overseas Shipholding Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navigator 0 2 1 0 2.33

Navigator has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 43.14%. Given Navigator’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navigator is more favorable than Overseas Shipholding Group.

Volatility & Risk

Overseas Shipholding Group has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navigator has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Overseas Shipholding Group and Navigator’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Overseas Shipholding Group 19.56% 22.51% 8.21%
Navigator -0.14% -0.04% -0.02%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.2% of Overseas Shipholding Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.7% of Navigator shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Overseas Shipholding Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Overseas Shipholding Group

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. owns and operates a fleet of oceangoing vessels engaged in the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the United States. At December 31, 2017, the company owned or operated a fleet of 23 vessels totaling an aggregate of approximately 1 million deadweight tons. It serves independent oil traders, refinery operators, and U.S. and international government entities. Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

About Navigator

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, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 38 vessels. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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