Navios Maritime Containers (NMCI) and Navios Maritime Acquisition (NNA) Financial Survey

Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE:NNA) and Navios Maritime Containers (NASDAQ:NMCI) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Navios Maritime Acquisition pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.5%. Navios Maritime Containers does not pay a dividend. Navios Maritime Acquisition pays out -15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Navios Maritime Acquisition and Navios Maritime Containers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navios Maritime Acquisition 0 1 0 0 2.00
Navios Maritime Containers 0 0 1 0 3.00

Navios Maritime Containers has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 328.57%. Given Navios Maritime Containers’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Navios Maritime Containers is more favorable than Navios Maritime Acquisition.

Profitability

This table compares Navios Maritime Acquisition and Navios Maritime Containers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navios Maritime Acquisition -27.89% -15.04% -3.84%
Navios Maritime Containers N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Navios Maritime Acquisition and Navios Maritime Containers’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navios Maritime Acquisition $187.95 million 0.55 -$86.37 million ($7.58) -1.02
Navios Maritime Containers $133.92 million 0.54 $12.70 million $0.53 3.96

Navios Maritime Containers has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Navios Maritime Acquisition. Navios Maritime Acquisition is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Navios Maritime Containers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.0% of Navios Maritime Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.0% of Navios Maritime Containers shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Navios Maritime Containers beats Navios Maritime Acquisition on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Navios Maritime Acquisition

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns a fleet of crude oil, refined petroleum product, and chemical tankers. It charters its vessels to oil companies, refiners, and large vessel operators under long, medium, and short term charters. As of April 2, 2018, the company's fleet consisted of a total of 35 double-hulled tanker vessels aggregating approximately 3.6 million deadweight tons, which included 7 very large crude carrier tankers, 8 Long Range 1 product tankers, 18 Medium Range 2 product tankers, and 2 chemical tankers. Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation was founded in 2008 and is based in Monaco.

About Navios Maritime Containers

Navios Maritime Containers L.P. owns and operates containerships in Asia and Europe. As of March 6, 2019, it owned a fleet of 30 vessels. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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