Head-To-Head Review: Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ:SHIP) versus Capital Product Partners (CPLP)

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

Volatility & Risk

Capital Product Partners has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seanergy Maritime has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Capital Product Partners and Seanergy Maritime, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capital Product Partners 0 1 1 0 2.50
Seanergy Maritime 0 0 1 0 3.00

Capital Product Partners presently has a consensus target price of $4.25, indicating a potential upside of 53.99%. Seanergy Maritime has a consensus target price of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 177.78%. Given Seanergy Maritime’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Seanergy Maritime is more favorable than Capital Product Partners.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Capital Product Partners and Seanergy Maritime’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Capital Product Partners $249.12 million 1.44 $38.48 million $0.25 11.04
Seanergy Maritime $74.83 million 0.46 -$3.23 million N/A N/A

Capital Product Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Seanergy Maritime.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.9% of Capital Product Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Seanergy Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Capital Product Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.6%. Seanergy Maritime does not pay a dividend. Capital Product Partners pays out 128.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capital Product Partners 8.86% 2.90% 1.75%
Seanergy Maritime -7.33% -16.04% -2.17%

Summary

Capital Product Partners beats Seanergy Maritime on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Capital Product Partners

Capital Product Partners L.P., a shipping company, provides marine transportation services in Greece. It transports a range of cargoes, including crude oil; refined oil products, such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel; edible oils; chemicals, such as ethanol; and dry cargo and containerized goods under short-term voyage charters, and medium to long-term time and bareboat charters. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a fleet of 36 vessels, which consisted of 4 Suezmax crude oil tankers, 21 medium range tankers, 10 post-panamax container vessels, and 1 capesize bulk carrier. Capital GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. Capital Product Partners L.P. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Piraeus, Greece.

About Seanergy Maritime

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., an international shipping company, engages in the seaborne transportation of drybulk commodities worldwide. As of March 9, 2018, it owned a fleet of 11 dry bulk carriers consisting of 9 Capesizes and 2 Supramaxes with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,682,582 deadweight tons and an average fleet age of 8.9 years. The company was formerly known as Seanergy Maritime Corp. and changed its name to Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. in July 2008. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece.

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