GasLog Ltd. (NYSE:GLOG) and Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) compete against each other in the Shipping sector. We will compare them and contrast their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Star Bulk Carriers Corp.651.56M1.1158.40M0.7510.13
Table 1 demonstrates GasLog Ltd. and Star Bulk Carriers Corp.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Star Bulk Carriers Corp. appears to has higher revenue and earnings than GasLog Ltd. The company that is presently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher P/E ratio. GasLog Ltd. is thus presently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher P/E ratio.
Table 2 hightlights the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of the two companies.
Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Star Bulk Carriers Corp.8.96%4.5%2.2%
Risk and Volatility
GasLog Ltd.’s 1.31 beta indicates that its volatility is 31.00% more volatile than that of Standard and Poor’s 500. From a competition point of view, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has a 1.65 beta which is 65.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.
GasLog Ltd. pays out a $0.59 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 3.51% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by Star Bulk Carriers Corp.
The table given features the ratings and recommendations for GasLog Ltd. and Star Bulk Carriers Corp.
Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsRating Score
Star Bulk Carriers Corp.0112.50
The average target price of GasLog Ltd. is $20, with potential upside of 18.91%. Star Bulk Carriers Corp. on the other hand boasts of a $14 average target price and a 79.26% potential upside. The data from earlier shows that analysts opinion suggest that Star Bulk Carriers Corp. seems more appealing than GasLog Ltd.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
Roughly 44.4% of GasLog Ltd. shares are held by institutional investors while 59.9% of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. are owned by institutional investors. About 48.73% of GasLog Ltd.’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, 19.8% are Star Bulk Carriers Corp.’s share held by insiders.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
Performance (W)Performance (M)Performance (Q)Performance (HY)Performance (Y)Performance (YTD)
Star Bulk Carriers Corp.-2.56%2.7%-20.98%-41.82%-39.56%-16.74%
For the past year GasLog Ltd.’s stock price has smaller decline than Star Bulk Carriers Corp.
On 12 of the 16 factors Star Bulk Carriers Corp. beats GasLog Ltd.
GasLog Ltd. operates as an owner, operator, and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. As of March 1, 2017, it owned a fleet of 27 LNG carriers, including 22 ships on the water and 5 on order, as well as had an LNG carrier leased back under a long-term bareboat charter. The company also offers technical ship management services for LNG carriers owned by third parties. GasLog Ltd. was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Monaco.
Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a shipping company, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. Its vessels transport a range of major bulks, including iron ores, coal, and grains, as well as minor bulks, such as bauxite, fertilizers, and steel products. As of August 29, 2018, the company had a fleet of 111 vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 12.67 million deadweight ton (dwt), including 17 Newcastlemax, 20 Capesize, 2 Mini Capesize, 7 Post Panamax, 35 Kamsarmax, 2 Panamax, 16 Ultramax, and 12 Supramax vessels. It also provides vessel management services to dry bulk vessels of various sizes. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.