Boston Carriers (BSTN) versus KNOT Offshore Partners (KNOP) Head-To-Head Comparison

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Boston Carriers (OTCMKTS:BSTN) and KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.9% of KNOT Offshore Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

KNOT Offshore Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. Boston Carriers does not pay a dividend. KNOT Offshore Partners pays out 82.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Boston Carriers and KNOT Offshore Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boston Carriers 0 0 0 0 N/A
KNOT Offshore Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00

KNOT Offshore Partners has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 5.62%. Given KNOT Offshore Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe KNOT Offshore Partners is more favorable than Boston Carriers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Boston Carriers and KNOT Offshore Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Boston Carriers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
KNOT Offshore Partners $279.46 million 2.27 $82.17 million $2.51 7.73

KNOT Offshore Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Boston Carriers.

Profitability

This table compares Boston Carriers and KNOT Offshore Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boston Carriers N/A N/A N/A
KNOT Offshore Partners 29.40% 12.64% 4.38%

Summary

KNOT Offshore Partners beats Boston Carriers on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Boston Carriers Company Profile

Boston Carriers, Inc., through its subsidiary, Poseidon Navigation Corp., owns and operates a dry bulk vessel that transport iron ore, coal, grains, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company was formerly known as Integrated Inpatient Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to Boston Carriers, Inc. in March 2016. Boston Carriers, Inc. is based in Kalithea, Greece.

KNOT Offshore Partners Company Profile

KNOT Offshore Partners LP owns and operates shuttle tankers under long-term charters in the North Sea and Brazil. The company loading, transportation and storage of their crude oil services under time charters and bareboat charters. As of April 25, 2018, it had a fleet of 16 shuttle tankers. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, the United Kingdom.

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