Reviewing Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) & SEACOR Marine (SMHI)

SEACOR Marine (NYSE:SMHI) and Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SEACOR Marine and Globus Maritime, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SEACOR Marine 0 0 0 0 N/A
Globus Maritime 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares SEACOR Marine and Globus Maritime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SEACOR Marine -28.79% -13.17% -6.56%
Globus Maritime -20.56% -8.58% -4.06%

Risk and Volatility

SEACOR Marine has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Globus Maritime has a beta of 2.43, indicating that its share price is 143% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SEACOR Marine and Globus Maritime’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SEACOR Marine $253.61 million 1.14 -$77.61 million N/A N/A
Globus Maritime $17.35 million 0.61 -$3.57 million N/A N/A

Globus Maritime has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SEACOR Marine.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.0% of SEACOR Marine shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of Globus Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of SEACOR Marine shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 59.2% of Globus Maritime shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Globus Maritime beats SEACOR Marine on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SEACOR Marine

Seacor Marine Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of offshore marine business. It offers global marine and support transportation services to offshore oil & gas exploration, development, and production facilities. The company involves in the operation of support and specialty vessels for and among independent oil, gas exploration, production, and emerging independent companies. It operates through the following segments: Time Charter, Bareboat Charter, and Other. The Time Charter segment offers vessels to customers based upon daily rates of hire. The Bareboat Charter segment is the support of vessels among customers where the customer assumes responsibility for all operating expenses and all risk of operation. The company was founded on December 15, 2014 and is headquartered in Houma, LA.

About Globus Maritime

Globus Maritime Limited, an integrated dry bulk shipping company, provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns, operates, and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated five vessels with a total carrying capacity of 300.571 deadweight tonnage. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Athens, Greece. Globus Maritime Limited is a subsidiary of Firment Trading Limited.

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