Seacor (CKH) vs. Scorpio Tankers (STNG) Head-To-Head Analysis

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Seacor (NYSE: CKH) and Scorpio Tankers (NYSE:STNG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Seacor has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scorpio Tankers has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Scorpio Tankers pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Seacor does not pay a dividend. Scorpio Tankers pays out -8.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Seacor and Scorpio Tankers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seacor 9.03% 1.61% 0.68%
Scorpio Tankers -32.67% -7.61% -2.87%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Seacor and Scorpio Tankers’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seacor $577.89 million 1.81 $61.64 million $1.29 44.52
Scorpio Tankers $512.73 million 1.96 -$158.24 million ($0.47) -6.45

Seacor has higher revenue and earnings than Scorpio Tankers. Scorpio Tankers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Seacor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Seacor and Scorpio Tankers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seacor 0 2 0 0 2.00
Scorpio Tankers 0 0 8 0 3.00

Seacor currently has a consensus price target of $48.50, suggesting a potential downside of 15.55%. Scorpio Tankers has a consensus price target of $4.21, suggesting a potential upside of 38.89%. Given Scorpio Tankers’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Scorpio Tankers is more favorable than Seacor.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.0% of Seacor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.0% of Scorpio Tankers shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of Seacor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Seacor beats Scorpio Tankers on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Seacor Company Profile

SEACOR Holdings Inc., a diversified holding company, engages in transportation, and logistics and risk management consultancy businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment owns and operates a diversified fleet of marine transportation, and towing and bunkering assets. This segment also operates carriers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products; and owns and operates dry bulk carriers. In addition, the company's Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment provides terminal support and technical ship management services, as well as pure car/truck carrier, liner, and short-sea transportation services. Its Inland Transportation & Logistics Services segment markets and operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and containers, and petroleum products; owns and operates multi-modal terminal facilities; and operates barge fleeting locations and transshipment terminal. The company's Witt O'Brien's segment provides resilience solutions for areas of critical infrastructure. The company also engages in lending and leasing activities; and agricultural commodity trading and logistics business; and provision of general aviation services. SEACOR Holdings Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Scorpio Tankers Company Profile

Scorpio Tankers Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products worldwide. As of March 22, 2018, its fleet consisted of 109 tankers, including 38 LR2, 12 LR1, 45 MR, and 14 Handymax tankers with an average age of approximately 2.6 years; and 20 time or bareboat chartered-in tankers, which include 2 LR2, 10 MR, and 8 Handymax tankers. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Monaco.

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