Nordic American Offshore (NAO) and Euronav NV (EURN) Critical Contrast

Euronav NV (NASDAQ: EURN) and Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) 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, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Euronav NV and Nordic American Offshore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euronav NV N/A N/A N/A
Nordic American Offshore -249.97% -14.06% -8.90%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Euronav NV and Nordic American Offshore, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euronav NV 0 2 4 0 2.67
Nordic American Offshore 0 0 0 0 N/A

Euronav NV currently has a consensus price target of $9.70, suggesting a potential upside of 34.72%. Given Euronav NV’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Euronav NV is more favorable than Nordic American Offshore.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.6% of Nordic American Offshore shares are held 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Euronav NV and Nordic American Offshore’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Euronav NV $633.55 million 1.80 $351.66 million N/A N/A
Nordic American Offshore $14.92 million 4.92 -$13.42 million ($1.26) -0.96

Euronav NV has higher revenue and earnings than Nordic American Offshore.

Dividends

Nordic American Offshore pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Euronav NV does not pay a dividend. Nordic American Offshore pays out -6.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Euronav NV beats Nordic American Offshore on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Euronav NV Company Profile

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages a fleet of vessels for the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of April 4, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 55 double hulled vessels, including 31 very large crude carriers, 1 V-Plus vessel, 19 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 2 Suezmax vessels under construction. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.

Nordic American Offshore Company Profile

Nordic American Offshore Limited (NAO) operates platform supply vessels (PSV). The Company owns approximately eight vessels. The Company operates in the offshore support vessel market segment. The Company has approximately two vessels under construction. The Company’s vessels operate in the North Sea in both the term and spot market. The Company’s vessels include NAO Fighter, NAO Prosper, NAO Power, NAO Thunder, NAO Guardian, NAO Protector, NAO Storm and NAO Viking. Each of the Company’s vessels has a capacity of approximately 4,200 deadweight tonnage (DWT) and a cargo deck area of approximately 850 square meters. The Company’s vessels under construction include NAO Galaxy and NAO Horizon. Remoy Shipping AS and V. Ships Limited provide technical management for the Company’s vessels.

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