Contrasting Diamond S Shipping (DSSI) & Its Peers

Diamond S Shipping (NYSE: DSSI) is one of 17 public companies in the “Transportation services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Diamond S Shipping to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Diamond S Shipping and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamond S Shipping 0 1 3 0 2.75
Diamond S Shipping Competitors 211 827 1365 55 2.51

Diamond S Shipping presently has a consensus price target of $20.30, indicating a potential upside of 144.28%. As a group, “Transportation services” companies have a potential upside of 10.25%. Given Diamond S Shipping’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Diamond S Shipping is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Diamond S Shipping has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diamond S Shipping’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.2% of Diamond S Shipping shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Diamond S Shipping and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamond S Shipping 5.35% 4.89% 2.76%
Diamond S Shipping Competitors -21.58% -19.95% -7.30%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Diamond S Shipping and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond S Shipping $579.78 million -$9.31 million 23.08
Diamond S Shipping Competitors $4.39 billion $410.32 million 23.94

Diamond S Shipping’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Diamond S Shipping. Diamond S Shipping 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.


Diamond S Shipping rivals beat Diamond S Shipping on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Diamond S Shipping Company Profile

Diamond S Shipping Inc. operates as a shipping company. The company operates through two segments, Crude Tankers and Product Tankers. It provides seaborne transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum, and other production. As of March 28, 2019, it owned and operated a fleet of 68 vessels, including 15 Suezmax vessels, 1 Aframax, and 52 medium-range product tankers. The company is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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