Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP.PE) vs. Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT) Head to Head Review

Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT) and Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP.PE) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Scorpio Bulkers and Tsakos Energy Navigation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scorpio Bulkers 0 1 5 0 2.83
Tsakos Energy Navigation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Scorpio Bulkers currently has a consensus price target of $9.33, indicating a potential upside of 123.29%. Given Scorpio Bulkers’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Scorpio Bulkers is more favorable than Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.8% of Scorpio Bulkers shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Scorpio Bulkers and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scorpio Bulkers -4.36% 0.92% 0.48%
Tsakos Energy Navigation N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Scorpio Bulkers and Tsakos Energy Navigation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Scorpio Bulkers $242.50 million 1.23 -$12.70 million ($0.03) -139.33
Tsakos Energy Navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tsakos Energy Navigation has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Scorpio Bulkers.


Scorpio Bulkers pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Tsakos Energy Navigation does not pay a dividend. Scorpio Bulkers pays out -266.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Scorpio Bulkers beats Tsakos Energy Navigation on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Scorpio Bulkers Company Profile

Scorpio Bulkers Inc., a shipping company, owns and operates dry bulk carriers worldwide. Its vessels transport a range of bulk commodities, including ores, coal, grains, and fertilizers. The company owns and operates 55 vessels, including 54 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels comprising 17 Kamsarmax vessels and 37 Ultramax vessels; and 1 time chartered-in Ultramax vessel. Scorpio Bulkers Inc. was founded in 2013 and is based in Monaco.

Tsakos Energy Navigation Company Profile

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited provides seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services worldwide. The company offers marine transportation services for national, major, and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium, and short-term charters. As of April 20, 2018, it operated a fleet of 64 double-hull vessels, including 59 conventional tankers, 2 liquefied natural gas carriers, and 3 suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers. The company was formerly known as MIF Limited and changed its name to Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited in July 2001. Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited was founded in 1993 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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