Head to Head Survey: Grupo TMM SAB (OTCMKTS:GTMAY) and DryShips (OTCMKTS:DRYS)

Grupo TMM SAB (OTCMKTS:GTMAY) and DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo TMM SAB and DryShips’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo TMM SAB -1.34% -0.91% -0.48%
DryShips 12.13% 3.92% 2.43%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Grupo TMM SAB and DryShips, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo TMM SAB 0 0 0 0 N/A
DryShips 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.5% of Grupo TMM SAB shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of DryShips shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Grupo TMM SAB has a beta of 0.02, indicating that its share price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DryShips has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Grupo TMM SAB and DryShips’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo TMM SAB $79.31 million 0.43 $990,000.00 N/A N/A
DryShips $186.13 million 2.45 $21.78 million N/A N/A

DryShips has higher revenue and earnings than Grupo TMM SAB.

Summary

DryShips beats Grupo TMM SAB on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grupo TMM SAB Company Profile

Grupo TMM, S.A.B., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a logistics and transportation company in Mexico. It operates in four segments: Maritime, Logistics, Ports and Terminals, and Warehousing. The company offers maritime transportation services, including offshore vessels, which provide transportation and other services to the Mexican offshore oil industry; tankers that transport petroleum products in Mexican waters; parcel tankers, which transport liquid chemical and vegetable oil cargos from and to the United States and Mexico; tugboats that provide towing services at the port of Manzanillo, Mexico; and dry bulk carriers that transport unpackaged commodities, such as steel between South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. As of March 31, 2018, it operated through a fleet of 39 vessels, which included product and chemical tankers, harbor tugs, and various offshore supply vessels. The company also provides ship repair services through two floating drydocks with a capacity of 3,000 metric tons each; port agent services to vessel owners and operators in the Mexican ports; and warehousing and bonded warehousing facility management services, as well as operates the Tuxpan, Tampico, and Acapulco port facilities. In addition, it offers logistics services, including consulting, analytical, and logistics outsourcing; logistics network analysis; logistics information process design; intermodal transport; supply chain and logistics management; product handling and repackaging; local pre-assembly; container maintenance and repair; and inbound and outbound distribution using various transportation modes to automobile manufacturers and retailers. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

DryShips Company Profile

DryShips Inc. owns and operates ocean going cargo vessels worldwide. It operates through four segments: Drybulk Carrier, Tanker, Gas Carrier, and Offshore Support. The Drybulk Carrier segment offers drybulk commodities transportation services for the steel, electric utility, construction, and agri-food industries. The Tanker segment provides transportation services for crude and refined petroleum cargoes. The Gas Carrier segment offers transportation services for liquefied gas cargoes. The Offshore Support segment provides offshore support services to the global offshore energy industry. As of May 29, 2018, the company operated a fleet of 34 vessels, including 11 Panamax drybulk vessels; 4 Newcastlemax drybulk vessels; 5 Kamsarmax drybulk vessels; 1 very large crude carrier; 2 Aframax tankers; 1 Suezmax tanker; 4 very large gas carriers; and 6 offshore support vessels, comprising 2 platform supply and 4 oil spill recovery vessels. DryShips Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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