Reviewing Pangaea Logistics Solutions (PANL) & Nordic American Offshore (NAO)

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Pangaea Logistics Solutions (NASDAQ:PANL) and Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.1% of Pangaea Logistics Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.1% of Pangaea Logistics Solutions shares are owned by company 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.

Risk & Volatility

Pangaea Logistics Solutions has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its stock price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nordic American Offshore has a beta of -0.06, suggesting that its stock price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pangaea Logistics Solutions and Nordic American Offshore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pangaea Logistics Solutions 6.00% 10.59% 5.40%
Nordic American Offshore -211.28% -13.89% -8.82%

Dividends

Nordic American Offshore pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. Pangaea Logistics Solutions does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Pangaea Logistics Solutions and Nordic American Offshore, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pangaea Logistics Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
Nordic American Offshore 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pangaea Logistics Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 63.20%. Given Pangaea Logistics Solutions’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Pangaea Logistics Solutions is more favorable than Nordic American Offshore.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pangaea Logistics Solutions and Nordic American Offshore’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pangaea Logistics Solutions $385.09 million 0.39 $7.81 million $0.38 8.87
Nordic American Offshore $16.08 million 1.19 -$29.32 million N/A N/A

Pangaea Logistics Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Nordic American Offshore.

Summary

Pangaea Logistics Solutions beats Nordic American Offshore on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pangaea Logistics Solutions

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. engages in the provision of seaborne drybulk transportation services. It provides logistics services for dry bulk cargoes including grains, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, bauxite, alumina, cement clinker, dolomite and limestone. The company was founded by Carl Claus Boggild and Anthony Laura on April 29, 2014 and is headquartered in Newport, RI.

About Nordic American Offshore

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. owns and operates platform supply vessels (PSVs). As of December 31, 2017, it had a fleet of 10 PSVs. The company operates its vessels in the United Kingdom and in the Norwegian sectors of the North Sea. Nordic American Offshore Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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