DHT (DHT) and Its Peers Head to Head Review

DHT (NYSE: DHT) is one of 144 public companies in the “TRANSPORTATION” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare DHT to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.8% of DHT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.2% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for DHT and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHT 0 1 6 0 2.86
DHT Competitors 1091 3987 4823 202 2.41

DHT currently has a consensus price target of $5.60, indicating a potential upside of 46.60%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 9.72%. Given DHT’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe DHT is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares DHT and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHT 1.86% 1.61% 0.84%
DHT Competitors 0.95% 6.79% 3.14%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DHT and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DHT $355.05 million $6.60 million 37.90
DHT Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 19.02

DHT’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than DHT. DHT is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

DHT has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHT’s competitors have a beta of 1.19, meaning that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.


DHT pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. DHT pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out -1,095.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. DHT lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


DHT competitors beat DHT on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About DHT

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.

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