Head-To-Head Contrast: Diamond S Shipping (DSSI) versus The Competition

Diamond S Shipping (NYSE: DSSI) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Transportation services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Diamond S Shipping to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.2% of Diamond S Shipping shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Diamond S Shipping and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond S Shipping $579.78 million -$9.31 million 21.94
Diamond S Shipping Competitors $4.39 billion $410.32 million 23.79

Diamond S Shipping’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Diamond S Shipping. Diamond S Shipping is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Diamond S Shipping and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamond S Shipping 0 1 3 0 2.75
Diamond S Shipping Competitors 211 827 1365 55 2.51

Diamond S Shipping currently has a consensus target price of $20.30, indicating a potential upside of 156.96%. As a group, “Transportation services” companies have a potential upside of 10.50%. Given Diamond S Shipping’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Diamond S Shipping is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Diamond S Shipping and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamond S Shipping 5.35% 4.89% 2.76%
Diamond S Shipping Competitors -21.58% -19.95% -7.30%

Volatility & Risk

Diamond S Shipping has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diamond S Shipping’s peers have a beta of 1.33, meaning that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Diamond S Shipping peers beat Diamond S Shipping on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Diamond S Shipping

Diamond S Shipping Inc. operates as a shipping company. The company operates through two segments, Crude Tankers and Product Tankers. It provides seaborne transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum, and other production. As of March 28, 2019, it owned and operated a fleet of 68 vessels, including 15 Suezmax vessels, 1 Aframax, and 52 medium-range product tankers. The company is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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