Reviewing Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) and Globus Maritime (NYSE:GLBS)

Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) and Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Nordic American Offshore and Globus Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nordic American Offshore N/A N/A N/A
Globus Maritime -14.77% -6.07% -2.83%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nordic American Offshore and Globus Maritime’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nordic American Offshore $18.44 million 0.00 -$197.29 million N/A N/A
Globus Maritime $17.35 million 0.58 -$3.57 million N/A N/A

Globus Maritime has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nordic American Offshore.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Nordic American Offshore and Globus Maritime, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nordic American Offshore 0 0 1 0 3.00
Globus Maritime 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nordic American Offshore currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of ∞. Given Nordic American Offshore’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Nordic American Offshore is more favorable than Globus Maritime.

Risk & Volatility

Nordic American Offshore has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Globus Maritime has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.3% of Nordic American Offshore shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of Globus Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. 59.2% of Globus Maritime shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Nordic American Offshore beats Globus Maritime on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nordic American Offshore

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. owns and operates platform supply vessels (PSVs). As of December 31, 2017, it had a fleet of 10 PSVs. The company operates its vessels in the United Kingdom and in the Norwegian sectors of the North Sea. Nordic American Offshore Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About Globus Maritime

Globus Maritime Limited, an integrated dry bulk shipping company, provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns, operates, and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated five vessels with a total carrying capacity of 300.571 deadweight tonnage. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Athens, Greece. Globus Maritime Limited is a subsidiary of Firment Trading Limited.

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