Financial Comparison: Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) versus DryShips (NYSE:DRYS)

Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and DryShips’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hermitage Offshore Services -658.25% -30.29% -12.09%
DryShips 3.38% 2.87% 1.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hermitage Offshore Services and DryShips, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hermitage Offshore Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
DryShips 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.8% of Hermitage Offshore Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of DryShips 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and DryShips’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hermitage Offshore Services $18.44 million 1.13 -$197.29 million N/A N/A
DryShips $186.13 million 2.46 $21.78 million N/A N/A

DryShips has higher revenue and earnings than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Risk & Volatility

Hermitage Offshore Services has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DryShips has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

DryShips beats Hermitage Offshore Services on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hermitage Offshore Services

Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. operates as an offshore support vessel company. As of June 6, 2019, it had a fleet of 23 vessels, including 10 platform supply vessels, 2 anchor handling tug supply vessels, and 11 crew boats. The company's vessels primarily operate in the North Sea or the West Coast of Africa. The company was formerly known as Nordic American Offshore Ltd. and changed its name to Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. in June 2019. Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About DryShips

DryShips Inc. owns and operates ocean going cargo vessels worldwide. It operates through four segments: Drybulk Carrier, Tanker, Gas Carrier, and Offshore Support. The Drybulk Carrier segment offers drybulk commodities transportation services for the steel, electric utility, construction, and agri-food industries. The Tanker segment provides transportation services for crude and refined petroleum cargoes. The Gas Carrier segment offers transportation services for liquefied gas cargoes. The Offshore Support segment provides offshore support services to the global offshore energy industry. As of May 29, 2018, the company operated a fleet of 34 vessels, including 11 Panamax drybulk vessels; 4 Newcastlemax drybulk vessels; 5 Kamsarmax drybulk vessels; 1 very large crude carrier; 2 Aframax tankers; 1 Suezmax tanker; 4 very large gas carriers; and 6 offshore support vessels, comprising 2 platform supply and 4 oil spill recovery vessels. DryShips Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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