DHT (NYSE: DHT) and Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares DHT and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|DHT||$355.05 million||1.55||$6.60 million||$0.08||48.25|
|Tsakos Energy Navigation||$529.18 million||0.56||$55.78 million||($0.18)||-19.55|
Tsakos Energy Navigation has higher revenue and earnings than DHT. Tsakos Energy Navigation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DHT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
DHT has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tsakos Energy Navigation has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
35.8% of DHT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.2% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares DHT and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Tsakos Energy Navigation||1.44%||1.34%||0.59%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for DHT and Tsakos Energy Navigation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Tsakos Energy Navigation||0||2||5||0||2.71|
DHT currently has a consensus price target of $5.75, suggesting a potential upside of 48.96%. Tsakos Energy Navigation has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 42.05%. Given DHT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe DHT is more favorable than Tsakos Energy Navigation.
DHT pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Tsakos Energy Navigation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. DHT pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Tsakos Energy Navigation pays out -111.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tsakos Energy Navigation is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
DHT beats Tsakos Energy Navigation on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
DHT Holdings, Inc. is an independent crude oil tanker company. The Company’s fleet trades internationally and consists of crude oil tankers in the very large crude carriers (VLCCs) and Aframax segments. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 27 crude oil tankers in operation; 25 VLCCs, which are tankers ranging in size from 200,000 to 320,000 deadweight tons (dwt), and two Aframax tankers, which are tankers ranging in size from 80,000 to 120,000 dwt. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s fleet in operation had a combined carrying capacity of 7,925,254 dwt. As of December 1, 2017, the Company’s VLCCs comprised of DHT Utik, DHT Eagle, DHT Bauhinia, DHT Europe, DHT Condor, DHT Scandinavia, DHT Falcon, DHT China, DHT Hawk, DHT Edelweiss, DHT Lotus, BW Peony, DHT Amazon, DHT Redwood, DHT Sundarbans, DHT Opal, DHT Taiga, DHT Jaguar, DHT Leopard, DHT Lion, DHT Panther, DHT Puma, and DHT Tiger. The Company’s Aframaxes are DHT Cathy and DHT Sophie.
About Tsakos Energy Navigation
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd is a provider of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. The Company operates through maritime transportation of liquid energy related products segment. The Company consists of 65 double-hull vessels, constituting a mix of crude tankers, product tankers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, totaling 7.2 million deadweight. Of these, 47 vessels trade in crude, 13 in products, three are shuttle tankers and two are LNG carriers. Its diversified fleet, which includes VLCC, aframax, panamax, handysize, handymax tankers, LNG carrier and DP2 shuttle tankers, allows it to serve its customers’ international petroleum product and crude oil transportation needs.
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