United Maritime (NASDAQ:USEA – Get Free Report) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Water transportation” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare United Maritime to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.2% of United Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares United Maritime and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|United Maritime||$22.78 million||$37.49 million||0.66|
|United Maritime Competitors||$2.62 billion||-$496.50 million||9.75|
Volatility & 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 rivals have a beta of 1.24, meaning that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.
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||16.15%||5.40%||6.23%|
This is a summary of current ratings for United Maritime and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|United Maritime Competitors||334||1243||1975||52||2.48|
As a group, “Water transportation” companies have a potential upside of 24.01%. Given United Maritime’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe United Maritime has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
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 3.5% and pay out 21.2% 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.
United Maritime Company Profile
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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