Paragon Shipping (OTCMKTS: PRGNF) and Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Paragon Shipping and Dorian LPG, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
57.0% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.5% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Paragon Shipping and Dorian LPG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Paragon Shipping and Dorian LPG’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Paragon Shipping||$1.98 million||0.00||$23.78 million||N/A||N/A|
|Dorian LPG||$159.34 million||2.75||-$20.40 million||($0.62)||-12.84|
Paragon Shipping has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Dorian LPG.
Volatility and Risk
Paragon Shipping has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorian LPG has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.
About Paragon Shipping
Paragon Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services worldwide. It engages in the ocean transportation of drybulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials. Paragon Shipping Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Voula, Greece.
About Dorian LPG
Dorian LPG Ltd. operates as a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping company worldwide. The company engages in the transportation of LPG. It primarily serves energy companies and commodity traders through its fleet of 22 very large gas carriers with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cubic meters. Dorian LPG Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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