Contrasting Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) & EuroDry (NYSE:EDRY)

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Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) and EuroDry (NASDAQ:EDRY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hornbeck Offshore Services and EuroDry, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hornbeck Offshore Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
EuroDry 0 0 2 0 3.00

EuroDry has a consensus target price of $12.25, suggesting a potential upside of 50.44%. Given EuroDry’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EuroDry is more favorable than Hornbeck Offshore Services.

Profitability

This table compares Hornbeck Offshore Services and EuroDry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hornbeck Offshore Services -52.07% -9.16% -4.46%
EuroDry 12.94% 5.86% 2.08%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

55.3% of Hornbeck Offshore Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of EuroDry shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.9% of Hornbeck Offshore Services shares are owned by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hornbeck Offshore Services and EuroDry’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hornbeck Offshore Services $212.40 million 0.22 -$119.12 million ($3.28) -0.37
EuroDry $24.52 million 0.76 $1.12 million $0.24 33.93

EuroDry has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hornbeck Offshore Services. Hornbeck Offshore Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EuroDry, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

EuroDry beats Hornbeck Offshore Services on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hornbeck Offshore Services

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation, subsea installation, and accommodation support services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction, and the United States military customers. It operates offshore supply vessels (OSVs), multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs), and a shore-based facility to provide logistics support and specialty services to the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry, primarily Gulf of Mexico in the U.S., Latin America, and internationally. Its fleet of U.S.-flagged OSVs and MPSVs support deep-well, deepwater, and ultra-deepwater activities of the offshore oil and gas industry, such as oil and gas exploration, field development, production, construction, installation, well-stimulation, and other enhanced oil recovery, as well as inspection, repair, and maintenance services. The company also provides vessel management services, including crewing, daily operational management, and maintenance activities for other vessels owners. As of December 31, 2018, it owned and operated 66 OSVs and 8 MPSVs. Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana.

About EuroDry

EuroDry Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides ocean-going transportation services worldwide. The company owns and operates drybulk carriers that transport major bulks, such as iron ore, coal, and grains; and minor bulks comprising bauxite, phosphate, and fertilizers. As of November 15, 2018, it operated a fleet of six vessels, including one Ultramax, two Kamsarmax, and three Panamax drybulk carriers with a cargo capacity of 453,086 deadweight tons. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

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