CAI International (NYSE: CAP) and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NYSE:NAP) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.


Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 19.4%. CAI International does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners pays out 196.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.9% of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares CAI International and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CAI International 15.28% 10.74% 2.43%
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 18.41% 5.73% 3.29%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CAI International and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CAI International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners 1 2 0 0 1.67

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has a consensus target price of $10.33, indicating a potential upside of 18.77%. Given Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Navios Maritime Midstream Partners is more favorable than CAI International.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CAI International and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CAI International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners $84.60 million 2.15 $56.46 million $0.86 10.12

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than CAI International.


Navios Maritime Midstream Partners beats CAI International on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CAI International

CAI International, Inc. is a transportation finance and logistics company. The Company purchases equipment, primarily intermodal shipping containers and railcars, which it leases to its customers, and also manages equipment for third-party investors. The Company operates through three segments: container leasing, rail leasing and logistics. In operating the Company’s fleet, it leases, re-leases and disposes equipment and contracts for the repair, repositioning and storage of equipment. The Company also provides domestic and international logistics services. The Company leases its container equipment to lessees under long-term leases, short-term leases and finance leases. The Company’s long-term leases have terms of one year or more and specify the number of containers to be leased, the pick-up and drop-off locations.

About Navios Maritime Midstream Partners

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (Navios Midstream) is a holding company. The Company’s principal activity is to own, operate and acquire crude oil tankers under long-term employment contracts, as well as refined petroleum product tankers, chemical tankers, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers under long-term employment contracts. The Company focuses to charter its vessels under long-term employment contracts to international oil companies, refiners and large vessel operators. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a fleet consists of six very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which had an average remaining employment term of approximately 4.2 years. Its VLCC vessels include Shinyo Ocean, Shinyo Kannika, Shinyo Saowalak, Shinyo Kieran, C. Dream and Nave Celeste. The Company also provides seaborne shipping services under long-term time charters.

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