Contrasting Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A (OSG) & Paragon Shipping (PRGNF)
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A (NYSE: OSG) and Paragon Shipping (OTCMKTS:PRGNF) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
62.0% of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A and Paragon Shipping, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A and Paragon Shipping’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A||-66.23%||26.01%||6.63%|
Risk & Volatility
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A has a beta of 2.39, suggesting that its share price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paragon Shipping has a beta of 2.78, suggesting that its share price is 178% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A and Paragon Shipping’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A||$462.42 million||0.48||-$293.61 million||($3.12)||-0.95|
|Paragon Shipping||$1.98 million||0.00||$23.78 million||N/A||N/A|
Paragon Shipping has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A.
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A beats Paragon Shipping on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Class A
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) is a tanker company engaged primarily in the ocean transportation of crude oil and petroleum products. The Company’s vessel operations are organized into strategic business units and focused on market segments: crude oil, refined petroleum products and the United States Flag. The International Flag Crude Tanker unit manages International Flag ultra large crude carrier (ULCC), very large crude carrier (VLCC), Suezmax, Aframax, Panamax and Lightering tankers; the International Flag Product Carrier unit principally manages LR1 and MR product carriers and the United States unit manages the Company’s United States Flag vessels. In August 2014, the Company announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 as a newly reorganized company.
About Paragon Shipping
Paragon Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in transporting drybulk cargoes, including commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials, along shipping routes across the world. It focuses on newbuilding program, including over three Kamsarmax drybulk carriers with fleet carrying capacity of over 245,400 deadweight tons. Allseas Marine S.A. and Seacommercial Shipping Services S.A provide commercial and technical management services for its fleet. Its technical management services include arranging for and managing crews, maintaining regulatory and classification society compliance, and providing technical support. Its commercial management services include negotiating charters for its vessels, monitoring various types of charters, monitoring the performance of its vessels, financing and negotiating the purchase and sale of its vessels, and obtaining insurance for its vessels and finance and accounting functions.
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