Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK – Get Free Report) and Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG – Get Free Report) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
This table compares Teekay Tankers and Dorian LPG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Teekay Tankers and Dorian LPG’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Teekay Tankers||$1.41 billion||0.99||$229.09 million||$15.51||2.66|
|Dorian LPG||$424.49 million||2.58||$172.44 million||$4.95||5.47|
Teekay Tankers pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Dorian LPG pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.1%. Teekay Tankers pays out 6.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dorian LPG pays out 60.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Teekay Tankers and Dorian LPG, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Teekay Tankers presently has a consensus target price of $54.00, suggesting a potential upside of 30.97%. Dorian LPG has a consensus target price of $26.98, suggesting a potential downside of 0.42%. Given Teekay Tankers’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Teekay Tankers is more favorable than Dorian LPG.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
48.8% of Teekay Tankers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of Dorian LPG shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Teekay Tankers shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of Dorian LPG shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Teekay Tankers has a beta of -0.08, indicating that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorian LPG has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Teekay Tankers beats Dorian LPG on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Teekay Tankers
Teekay Tankers Ltd. provides marine transportation services to oil industries in Bermuda and internationally. The company offers voyage and time charter services; and offshore ship-to-ship transfer services of commodities primarily crude oil and refined oil products, as well as liquid gases and various other products. It also provides tanker commercial and technical management; and consultancy, procurement, and equipment rental services, as well as manages terminals and vessels. As of December 31, 2022, the company owned and leased 44 double-hulled oil and product tankers, time-chartered in four Aframax/LR2 tankers, and one Suezmax tanker. Teekay Tankers Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
About Dorian LPG
Dorian LPG Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) through its LPG tankers worldwide. It owns and operates twenty-five very large gas carriers (VLGCs). The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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