Scorpio Tankers (NYSE: STNG) is one of 16 public companies in the “Sea-Borne Tankers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Scorpio Tankers to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Volatility and Risk
Scorpio Tankers has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scorpio Tankers’ rivals have a beta of 0.83, indicating that their average share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Scorpio Tankers and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Scorpio Tankers Competitors||-12.05%||-0.78%||-0.57%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Scorpio Tankers and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Scorpio Tankers||$512.73 million||-$158.24 million||-3.00|
|Scorpio Tankers Competitors||$422.37 million||-$32.58 million||20.37|
Scorpio Tankers has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Scorpio Tankers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
64.8% of Scorpio Tankers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Sea-Borne Tankers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of shares of all “Sea-Borne Tankers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Scorpio Tankers pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Scorpio Tankers pays out -5.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Sea-Borne Tankers” companies pay a dividend yield of 7.8% and pay out 409.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Scorpio Tankers and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Scorpio Tankers Competitors||127||253||391||13||2.37|
Scorpio Tankers presently has a consensus target price of $5.43, suggesting a potential upside of 141.27%. As a group, “Sea-Borne Tankers” companies have a potential upside of 27.10%. Given Scorpio Tankers’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Scorpio Tankers is more favorable than its rivals.
Scorpio Tankers rivals beat Scorpio Tankers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Scorpio Tankers
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (Scorpio Tankers) is engaged in the seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products in the international shipping markets. The Company operates through four segments: Handymax, MR, LR1/Panamax and LR2. As of March 15, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 78 owned tankers (22 LR2, 14 Handymax and 42 MR) with a weighted average age of approximately 2.3 years, and 19 time or bareboat chartered-in tankers, which it operated (one LR2, one LR1, eight MR and nine Handymax) (collectively referred to as its Operating Fleet). As of March 1, 2017, the Company’s total oil tanker fleet (crude, products and product/chemical tankers) consisted of 4,754 ships with a combined capacity of 525.9 million deadweight tonnage. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also had contracts for the construction of one LR2 tanker and eight MR tankers. Its vessels include STI Brixton, STI Comandante, STI Finchley, STI Hammersmith, STI Larvotto, STI San Antonio and STI Regina.
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