Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS) and Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) Financial Review

Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) and Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Globus Maritime and Pyxis Tankers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Globus Maritime 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pyxis Tankers 0 0 2 0 3.00

Pyxis Tankers has a consensus target price of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 110.56%. Given Pyxis Tankers’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pyxis Tankers is more favorable than Globus Maritime.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Globus Maritime and Pyxis Tankers’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Globus Maritime $17.35 million 0.43 -$3.57 million N/A N/A
Pyxis Tankers $28.46 million 0.78 -$8.21 million ($0.49) -2.18

Globus Maritime has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Pyxis Tankers.

Risk & Volatility

Globus Maritime has a beta of 2.19, meaning that its share price is 119% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pyxis Tankers has a beta of -0.75, meaning that its share price is 175% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.7% of Globus Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Pyxis Tankers shares are held by institutional investors. 59.2% of Globus Maritime shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Globus Maritime and Pyxis Tankers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Globus Maritime -14.77% -6.07% -2.83%
Pyxis Tankers -38.99% -24.81% -8.75%

Summary

Globus Maritime beats Pyxis Tankers on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Globus Maritime Company Profile

Globus Maritime Limited, an integrated dry bulk shipping company, provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns, operates, and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated five vessels with a total carrying capacity of 300.571 deadweight tonnage. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Athens, Greece. Globus Maritime Limited is a subsidiary of Firment Trading Limited.

Pyxis Tankers Company Profile

Pyxis Tankers Inc. operates as a maritime transportation company with a focus on the tanker sector in the United States. Its fleet transports refined petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, and fuel oil, as well as other liquid bulk items, including vegetable oils and organic chemicals. As of March 20, 2018, the company operated a fleet of six double hull product tankers. Pyxis Tankers Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

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