Critical Analysis: Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ:CPLP) & Box Ships (TEUFF)

Box Ships (OTCMKTS:TEUFF) and Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ:CPLP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Box Ships and Capital Product Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Box Ships 0 0 0 0 N/A
Capital Product Partners 0 2 1 0 2.33

Capital Product Partners has a consensus price target of $19.83, suggesting a potential upside of 92.74%. Given Capital Product Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Capital Product Partners is more favorable than Box Ships.

Dividends

Capital Product Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.2%. Box Ships does not pay a dividend. Capital Product Partners pays out 128.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk & Volatility

Box Ships has a beta of -1.67, meaning that its share price is 267% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capital Product Partners has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Box Ships and Capital Product Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Box Ships $17.49 million 0.01 -$226.62 million N/A N/A
Capital Product Partners $279.25 million 0.68 -$100,000.00 $0.98 10.50

Capital Product Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Box Ships.

Profitability

This table compares Box Ships and Capital Product Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Box Ships N/A N/A N/A
Capital Product Partners -59.95% 4.19% 2.50%

Summary

Capital Product Partners beats Box Ships on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Box Ships Company Profile

Box Ships Inc. provides commercial management services to shipping companies worldwide. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Voula, Greece.

Capital Product Partners Company Profile

Capital Product Partners L.P., a shipping company, provides marine transportation services in Greece. It transports a range of cargoes, including crude oil; refined oil products, such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel; edible oils; chemicals, such as ethanol; and dry cargo and containerized goods under short-term voyage charters, and medium to long-term time and bareboat charters. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a fleet of 36 vessels, which consisted of 4 Suezmax crude oil tankers, 21 medium range tankers, 10 post-panamax container vessels, and 1 capesize bulk carrier. Capital GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. Capital Product Partners L.P. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Piraeus, Greece.

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