Pangaea Logistics Solutions (NASDAQ: PANL) and FRP Holdings (NASDAQ:FRPH) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Pangaea Logistics Solutions and FRP Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pangaea Logistics Solutions||$238.02 million||0.90||$7.45 million||$0.08||61.00|
|FRP Holdings||$37.46 million||12.20||$30.03 million||$3.00||15.22|
FRP Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Pangaea Logistics Solutions. FRP Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pangaea Logistics Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
28.7% of Pangaea Logistics Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.5% of FRP Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 86.2% of Pangaea Logistics Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.3% of FRP Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Pangaea Logistics Solutions and FRP Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pangaea Logistics Solutions||1.10%||7.10%||3.35%|
This is a summary of current ratings for Pangaea Logistics Solutions and FRP Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pangaea Logistics Solutions||0||0||2||0||3.00|
Pangaea Logistics Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $57.35, indicating a potential upside of 1,075.20%. Given Pangaea Logistics Solutions’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Pangaea Logistics Solutions is more favorable than FRP Holdings.
Risk & Volatility
Pangaea Logistics Solutions has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FRP Holdings has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.
About Pangaea Logistics Solutions
Pangaea Logistics Solutions, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of seaborne drybulk transportation services. The Company services a range of industrial customers who require the transportation of a range of drybulk cargoes, including grains, coal, iron ore, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, bauxite, alumina, cement clinker, dolomite and limestone. The Company addresses the transportation needs of its customers by undertaking a set of services and activities, including cargo loading, cargo discharge, vessel chartering, voyage planning and technical vessel management. The Company uses a mix of owned and chartered-in motor vessels to transport over 18.3 million deadweight tons (dwt) of cargo to approximately 100 ports across the world, averaging over 40 vessels in service. The Company’s owned fleet includes eight Panamax drybulk carriers, four Supramax drybulk carriers and two Handymax drybulk carriers. Its vessels include Nordic Orion, Nordic Odyssey and Bulk Trident.
About FRP Holdings
FRP Holdings, Inc. is a holding company engaged in various real estate businesses. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries, FRP Maryland, Inc., FRP Development Corp. and Florida Rock Properties, Inc. The segments of the Company include leasing and management of warehouse and office building owned by the Company (the Asset Management Segment), leasing and management of mining royalty land owned by the Company (the Mining Royalty Lands Segment) and real property acquisition, entitlement, development and construction primarily for warehouse and office buildings (the Land Development and Construction Segment). The Company’s Asset Management Segment owns leases and manages warehouse and office buildings. Its Mining Royalty Lands Segment owns several properties comprising approximately 15,000 acres under lease for mining rents or royalties. Its Land Development and Construction Segment owns and monitors the parcels of land that are in various stages of development.
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