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

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Diamond S Shipping and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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 currently 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, analysts clearly believe Diamond S Shipping is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.2% of Diamond S Shipping shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

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

Valuation & Earnings

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


This table compares Diamond S Shipping and its peers’ 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%


Diamond S Shipping peers 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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