KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology (OTCMKTS:SHWK) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.
Volatility & Risk
KNOT Offshore Partners has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.
21.1% of KNOT Offshore Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 20.5% of Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology shares are held 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for KNOT Offshore Partners and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|KNOT Offshore Partners||0||1||1||0||2.50|
|Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology||0||0||0||0||N/A|
KNOT Offshore Partners currently has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.23%. Given KNOT Offshore Partners’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe KNOT Offshore Partners is more favorable than Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares KNOT Offshore Partners and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|KNOT Offshore Partners||$282.56 million||2.00||$58.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
KNOT Offshore Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology.
This table compares KNOT Offshore Partners and Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|KNOT Offshore Partners||23.04%||10.64%||3.77%|
|Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology||N/A||N/A||N/A|
KNOT Offshore Partners beats Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
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 provides loading, transportation, and storage of crude oil under time charters and bareboat charters. As of March 19, 2020, it had a fleet of sixteen shuttle tankers. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, the United Kingdom.
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology Company Profile
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, the company operated as an oceanographic service company that was involved in deep water search, survey, and recovery operations. The company also served as the general partner for limited partnerships that were formed for the purpose of raising money to search for and locate shipwrecks. The company is based in Tampa, Florida.
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