Navios Maritime Containers (NMCI) and Navios Maritime (NM) Head to Head Survey

Navios Maritime Containers (NASDAQ:NMCI) and Navios Maritime (NYSE:NM) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.0% of Navios Maritime Containers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.6% of Navios Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Navios Maritime Containers and Navios Maritime’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Containers $133.92 million 0.54 $12.70 million $0.53 3.96
Navios Maritime $517.74 million 0.09 -$268.72 million ($6.78) -0.58

Navios Maritime Containers has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Navios Maritime. Navios Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Navios Maritime Containers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Navios Maritime Containers and Navios Maritime, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Containers 0 0 1 0 3.00
Navios Maritime 0 0 0 0 N/A

Navios Maritime Containers presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 328.57%. Given Navios Maritime Containers’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Navios Maritime Containers is more favorable than Navios Maritime.


This table compares Navios Maritime Containers and Navios Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Containers N/A N/A N/A
Navios Maritime -53.38% -12.83% -2.74%


Navios Maritime Containers beats Navios Maritime on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Navios Maritime Containers

Navios Maritime Containers L.P. owns and operates containerships in Asia and Europe. As of March 6, 2019, it owned a fleet of 30 vessels. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

About Navios Maritime

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and internationally. The company focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ores, coal, and grains. It operates through three segments: Dry Bulk Vessel Operations, Logistics Business, and Containers Business. The Dry Bulk Vessel Operations segment engages in the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation, and trading of vessels and freight. This segment charters its vessels to trading houses, producers, and government-owned entities. The Logistics Business segment operates ports and transfer station terminals, as well as upriver transport facilities in the Hidrovia region; and handles vessels, barges, and push boats. This segment provides its integrated transportation, storage, and related services through its port facilities, fleet of dry and liquid cargo barges, and product tankers to mineral and grain commodity providers, as well as to users of refined petroleum products. The Containers Business segment operates in the containership sector. The company's fleet consists of 61 vessels totaling 6.4 million deadweight tons. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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