Contrasting Castor Maritime (NASDAQ:CTRM) & Hermitage Offshore Services (NASDAQ:PSV)

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Hermitage Offshore Services (NYSE:PSV) and Castor Maritime (NASDAQ:CTRM) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Hermitage Offshore Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Castor Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Castor Maritime’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hermitage Offshore Services $41.81 million 0.05 -$19.12 million N/A N/A
Castor Maritime $5.97 million 0.06 $1.09 million N/A N/A

Castor Maritime has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hermitage Offshore Services.

Volatility and Risk

Hermitage Offshore Services has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Castor Maritime has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Hermitage Offshore Services and Castor Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hermitage Offshore Services -38.93% -36.61% -9.32%
Castor Maritime N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Hermitage Offshore Services and Castor Maritime, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hermitage Offshore Services 0 1 0 0 2.00
Castor Maritime 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Castor Maritime beats Hermitage Offshore Services on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hermitage Offshore Services Company Profile

Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. operates as an offshore support vessel company. As of June 6, 2019, it had a fleet of 23 vessels, including 10 platform supply vessels, 2 anchor handling tug supply vessels, and 11 crew boats. The company's vessels primarily operate in the North Sea or the West Coast of Africa. The company was formerly known as Nordic American Offshore Ltd. and changed its name to Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. in June 2019. Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Castor Maritime Company Profile

Castor Maritime Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. It provides seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargo, including iron ore, coal, grains, steel products, fertilizers, cement, bauxite, sugar, and scrap metals. The company operates three Panamax vessels with a carrying capacity of approximately 76,122 deadweight ton. Castor Maritime Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Limassol, Cyprus.

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