United Maritime (NASDAQ:USEA – Get Free Report) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Water transportation” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare United Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.2% of United Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.5% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
United Maritime pays an annual dividend of 0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.3%. United Maritime pays out 8.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Water transportation” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 26.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. United Maritime is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Earnings and Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|United Maritime||$33.42 million||$37.49 million||0.66|
|United Maritime Competitors||$2.75 billion||-$430.12 million||8.61|
United Maritime’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than United Maritime. United Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for United Maritime and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|United Maritime Competitors||300||1134||1689||48||2.47|
As a group, “Water transportation” companies have a potential upside of 28.26%. Given United Maritime’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe United Maritime has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares United Maritime and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|United Maritime Competitors||16.57%||4.07%||6.34%|
Risk & Volatility
United Maritime has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Maritime’s rivals have a beta of 1.20, indicating that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.
About United Maritime
United Maritime Corporation, a shipping company, specializing in seaborne transportation services worldwide. It operates a fleet of one LR2 tanker vessel, three Capesize dry bulk vessels, one Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel, and one Panamax dry bulk vessel with an aggregate cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 795,812 dwt. The company was incorporated in 2022 and is based in Glyfada, Greece.
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