Reviewing Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ:CPLP) & Navios Maritime Containers (NASDAQ:NMCI)

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.0% of Capital Product Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.3% of Navios Maritime Containers shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Capital Product Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.0%. Navios Maritime Containers does not pay a dividend. Capital Product Partners pays out 128.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Capital Product Partners and Navios Maritime Containers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capital Product Partners 0 2 1 0 2.33
Navios Maritime Containers 0 0 1 0 3.00

Capital Product Partners presently has a consensus price target of $19.83, indicating a potential upside of 89.07%. Navios Maritime Containers has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 376.19%. Given Navios Maritime Containers’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Containers is more favorable than Capital Product Partners.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capital Product Partners -59.95% 4.19% 2.50%
Navios Maritime Containers N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Capital Product Partners and Navios Maritime Containers’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Capital Product Partners $279.25 million 0.70 -$100,000.00 $0.98 10.70
Navios Maritime Containers $133.92 million 0.49 $12.70 million $0.53 3.57

Navios Maritime Containers has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Capital Product Partners. Navios Maritime Containers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Capital Product Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Capital Product Partners beats Navios Maritime Containers on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Capital Product Partners

Capital Product Partners LP operates as an international shipping company. It engages in the seaborne transportation of cargo, including crude oil, refined oil products and chemicals. The company fleet consists of vessels, suezmax crude oil tankers, medium range tankers, and capesize bulk carrier. Capital Product Partners was founded on January 16, 2007 and is headquartered in Piraeus, Greece.

About Navios Maritime Containers

Navios Maritime Containers L.P. owns and operates containerships in Asia and Europe. As of March 6, 2019, it owned a fleet of 30 vessels. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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