Head to Head Analysis: Diamond S Shipping (DSSI) versus Its Rivals

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Diamond S Shipping and its competitors, 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 price target of $20.30, suggesting a potential upside of 144.28%. As a group, “Transportation services” companies have a potential upside of 10.25%. Given Diamond S Shipping’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Diamond S Shipping is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Diamond S Shipping and its competitors’ 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%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond S Shipping $579.78 million -$9.31 million 23.08
Diamond S Shipping Competitors $4.39 billion $410.32 million 23.94

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.2% of Diamond S Shipping shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

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


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

Diamond S Shipping Company Profile

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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