Danaos (NYSE:DAC) & C3is (NASDAQ:CISS) Head-To-Head Analysis

Danaos (NYSE:DACGet Free Report) and C3is (NASDAQ:CISSGet Free Report) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Danaos and C3is’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Danaos $973.58 million 1.46 $576.30 million $28.96 2.52
C3is $28.74 million 0.02 $9.29 million N/A N/A

Danaos has higher revenue and earnings than C3is.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Danaos and C3is, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Danaos 0 0 1 0 3.00
C3is 0 0 0 0 N/A

Danaos currently has a consensus target price of $90.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.36%. Given Danaos’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Danaos is more favorable than C3is.


This table compares Danaos and C3is’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Danaos 59.19% 19.94% 16.01%
C3is 32.33% 19.85% 13.77%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.0% of Danaos shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.5% of C3is shares are held by institutional investors. 41.0% of Danaos shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Danaos beats C3is on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Danaos

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Danaos Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides container and drybulk vessels services in Australia, Asia, and Europe. The company offers seaborne transportation services by operating vessels in the containership and drybulk sectors of the shipping industry. As of April 03, 2024, it had a fleet of 68 containerships aggregating 421,293 twenty-foot equivalent units in capacity. The company was formerly known as Danaos Holdings Limited and changed its name to Danaos Corporation in October 2005. Danaos Corporation was founded in 1963 and is based in Piraeus, Greece.

About C3is

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C3is Inc. provides international seaborne transportation services. It provides its services to dry bulk charterers, including national and private industrial users, commodity producers and traders, oil producers, refineries, and commodities traders and producers. The company owns and operates a fleet of two drybulk carriers, which transport major bulks, such as iron ore, coal and grains, as well as minor bulks comprising bauxite, phosphate, and fertilizers, and one Aframax crude oil tanker that transports crude oil. C3is Inc. was founded in 2021 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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