Analyzing Seanergy Maritime (SHIP) and Teekay (TK)

Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ: SHIP) and Teekay (NYSE:TK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Seanergy Maritime and Teekay, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seanergy Maritime 0 0 1 0 3.00
Teekay 1 2 0 0 1.67

Seanergy Maritime currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 257.14%. Teekay has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 21.79%. Given Seanergy Maritime’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Seanergy Maritime is more favorable than Teekay.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.9% of Seanergy Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.1% of Teekay shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Teekay shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Seanergy Maritime and Teekay’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seanergy Maritime $74.83 million 0.42 -$3.23 million N/A N/A
Teekay $1.88 billion 0.43 -$151.71 million ($1.38) -6.49

Seanergy Maritime has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Teekay.

Risk and Volatility

Seanergy Maritime has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Teekay pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Seanergy Maritime does not pay a dividend. Teekay pays out -15.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Seanergy Maritime and Teekay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seanergy Maritime -4.32% -9.68% -1.19%
Teekay -8.05% -3.36% -1.08%

Summary

Teekay beats Seanergy Maritime on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Seanergy Maritime

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., an international shipping company, provides marine dry bulk transportation services through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels. The company owns a modern fleet of 11 dry bulk carriers consisting of 9 Capesizes and 2 Supramaxes with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,682,582 dwt and an average fleet age of 8.1 years. The company was formerly known as Seanergy Maritime Corp. and changed its name to Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. in January 2009. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece with an office in Hong Kong.

About Teekay

Teekay Corporation (Teekay) is a provider of crude oil and gas marine transportation services. The Company also offers offshore oil production, storage and offloading services, primarily under long-term, fixed-rate contracts. The Company is engaged in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping sectors, as well as in the operations in the offshore production, storage and transportation sector. It is also involved in the conventional tanker business. Teekay provides a set of marine services to the oil and gas companies. The Company has four lines of business: offshore logistics (shuttle tankers, the HiLoad DP unit, floating storage and off-take (FSO) units, units for maintenance and safety (UMS), and long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels), offshore production (floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units), liquefied gas carriers and conventional tankers.

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