Head to Head Survey: Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) and OceanPal (NASDAQ:OP)

Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPGGet Rating) and OceanPal (NASDAQ:OPGet Rating) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Dorian LPG pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.9%. OceanPal pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 32.1%. Dorian LPG pays out 109.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.6% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.3% of OceanPal shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.2% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dorian LPG and OceanPal’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorian LPG $315.94 million 1.98 $92.57 million $1.83 8.50
OceanPal N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dorian LPG has higher revenue and earnings than OceanPal.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Dorian LPG and OceanPal, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorian LPG 0 1 1 0 2.50
OceanPal 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dorian LPG presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.32%. Given Dorian LPG’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dorian LPG is more favorable than OceanPal.

Profitability

This table compares Dorian LPG and OceanPal’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorian LPG 27.39% 7.50% 4.50%
OceanPal N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Dorian LPG beats OceanPal on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dorian LPG (Get Rating)

Dorian LPG Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) through its LPG tankers worldwide. The company owns and operates very large gas carriers (VLGCs). As of May 19, 2021, its fleet consisted of twenty-three VLGCs. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

About OceanPal (Get Rating)

OceanPal Inc. is a provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of vessels. The Company’s vessels currently transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials. OceanPal Inc. is based in ATHENS, Greece.

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