Diamond S Shipping (NYSE:DSSI) and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Diamond S Shipping and XPO Logistics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Diamond S Shipping||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|XPO Logistics||$17.28 billion||0.33||$422.00 million||$3.19||19.44|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
56.5% of Diamond S Shipping shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.3% of XPO Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. 18.7% of XPO Logistics shares are held 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 summary of recent ratings and target prices for Diamond S Shipping and XPO Logistics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Diamond S Shipping||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Diamond S Shipping currently has a consensus price target of $19.67, indicating a potential upside of 63.21%. XPO Logistics has a consensus price target of $82.80, indicating a potential upside of 33.53%. Given Diamond S Shipping’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Diamond S Shipping is more favorable than XPO Logistics.
This table compares Diamond S Shipping and XPO Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Diamond S Shipping||N/A||N/A||N/A|
XPO Logistics beats Diamond S Shipping on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Diamond S Shipping
Diamond S Shipping Inc. operates as a shipping company. The company operates through two segments, Crude Tankers and Product Tankers. It provides seaborne transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum, and other production. As of March 28, 2019, it owned and operated a fleet of 68 vessels, including 15 Suezmax vessels, 1 Aframax, and 52 medium-range product tankers. The company is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. provides transportation and logistics services in the United States, North America, France, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. The company's Transportation segment offers freight brokerage services comprising truck brokerage, intermodal, drayage, and expedite services; last mile services, primarily asset-light; density and day-definite regional, inter-regional, and transcontinental less-than-truckload freight services; full truckload services for transactional transportation of packaged goods, high cube products, and bulk goods; logistics services for domestic, cross-border, and international shipments; and managed transportation services. Its Logistics segment offers a range of contract logistics services, including value-added warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, cold chain solutions, reverse logistics, packaging and labeling, factory support, aftermarket support, inventory management and personalization services; and engineered and customized solutions and supply chain optimization services; The company offers its services to customers in various industries, such as retail, e-commerce, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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