TOP SHIPS (TOPS) and Euroseas (ESEA) Financial Analysis

TOP SHIPS (NASDAQ:TOPS) and Euroseas (NASDAQ:ESEA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TOP SHIPS and Euroseas’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TOP SHIPS $41.05 million 0.36 -$11.13 million N/A N/A
Euroseas $36.27 million 0.24 -$110,000.00 ($0.29) -2.38

Euroseas has lower revenue, but higher earnings than TOP SHIPS.

Profitability

This table compares TOP SHIPS and Euroseas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TOP SHIPS N/A N/A N/A
Euroseas -1.29% -31.79% -4.73%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TOP SHIPS and Euroseas, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TOP SHIPS 0 0 1 0 3.00
Euroseas 0 0 2 0 3.00

Euroseas has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 262.37%. Given Euroseas’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Euroseas is more favorable than TOP SHIPS.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.9% of TOP SHIPS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.1% of Euroseas shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

TOP SHIPS has a beta of -0.47, meaning that its share price is 147% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euroseas has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

TOP SHIPS Company Profile

Top Ships Inc. owns and operates tanker vessels worldwide. The company's medium range tanker vessels transport crude oil, petroleum products, and bulk liquid chemicals. As of December 31, 2018, it had a fleet of two bareboat chartered-in 50,000 deadweight ton (dwt) product/chemical tankers vessels, the M/T Stenaweco Energy and the M/T Stenaweco Evolution; two 39,000 dwt product/chemical tankers vessels, the M/T Eco Fleet and the M/T Eco Revolution; six 50,000 dwt product/chemical tankers, the M/T Stenaweco Excellence, M/T Nord Valiant, M/T Stenaweco Elegance, the M/T Eco Palm Desert, the M/T Eco California, and the M/T Eco Marina Del Ray; two 50,000 dwt product/chemical tankers, the M/T Eco Holmby Hills and the M/T Palm Springs; and a 157,000 dwt Suezmax vessel M/T Eco Bel Air. The company was formerly known as Top Tankers Inc. and changed its name to Top Ships Inc. in December 2007. Top Ships Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

Euroseas Company Profile

Euroseas Ltd. provides ocean-going transportation services worldwide. The company owns and operates containerships that transport dry and refrigerated containerized cargoes, including manufactured products and perishables; and drybulk carriers that transport iron ore, coal, grains, bauxite, phosphate, and fertilizers. As of April 25, 2018, it had a fleet of 11 containerships; and 6 drybulk carriers, including 3 Panamax drybulk carriers, 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 1 Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, and 1 Ultramax drybulk carrier. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

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