Euronav (NYSE: EURN) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Euronav to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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22.9% of Euronav shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.8% of shares of all “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.8% of shares of all “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Euronav and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euronav 0 3 3 0 2.50
Euronav Competitors 331 880 1005 10 2.31

Euronav presently has a consensus price target of $9.45, indicating a potential upside of 9.25%. As a group, “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies have a potential upside of 36.60%. Given Euronav’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Euronav has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Euronav has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euronav’s rivals have a beta of 1.25, suggesting that their average stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Euronav pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Euronav pays out -133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies pay a dividend yield of 7.1% and pay out 409.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Euronav and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Euronav $554.80 million $1.24 million -96.11
Euronav Competitors $322.00 million -$35.04 million -6.74

Euronav has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Euronav is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Euronav and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euronav 0.24% -1.16% -0.74%
Euronav Competitors -19.96% -4.22% -1.10%

Summary

Euronav beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Euronav

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages a fleet of vessels for the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of April 4, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 55 double hulled vessels, including 31 very large crude carriers, 1 V-Plus vessel, 19 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 2 Suezmax vessels under construction. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.

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