Flex LNG (NYSE: FLNG) is one of 29 public companies in the “Water transportation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Flex LNG to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.
This is a summary of current ratings for Flex LNG and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Flex LNG Competitors||390||1277||1720||31||2.41|
Risk & Volatility
Flex LNG has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flex LNG’s rivals have a beta of 0.14, indicating that their average share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
15.3% of Flex LNG shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Flex LNG pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.0%. Flex LNG pays out 74.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Water transportation” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 74.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Flex LNG has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Flex LNG is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Flex LNG and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Flex LNG Competitors||-16.72%||2.33%||0.77%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Flex LNG and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Flex LNG||$119.97 million||$16.97 million||5.30|
|Flex LNG Competitors||$2.99 billion||$335.32 million||53.30|
Flex LNG’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Flex LNG. Flex LNG is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Flex LNG beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About Flex LNG
Flex LNG Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the seaborne transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide. As of December 31, 2019, it owned and operated six LNG carriers. It also provides chartering and management services. Flex LNG Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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