United Maritime (NASDAQ:USEA – Get Free Report) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Water transportation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare United Maritime to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.2% of United Maritime shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.5% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.7% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
United Maritime has a beta of 0.46, meaning that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Maritime’s competitors have a beta of -0.01, meaning that their average stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|United Maritime Competitors||300||1134||1690||48||2.47|
As a group, “Water transportation” companies have a potential upside of 28.62%. Given United Maritime’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe United Maritime has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares United Maritime and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|United Maritime||$33.42 million||$37.49 million||0.68|
|United Maritime Competitors||$2.88 billion||-$430.12 million||8.57|
United Maritime’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than United Maritime. United Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
United Maritime pays an annual dividend of 0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.8%. 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 competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares United Maritime and its competitors’ 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%|
United Maritime beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
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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