Critical Review: Britannia Bulk (OTCMKTS:BBLKF) versus Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK)

Britannia Bulk (OTCMKTS:BBLKFGet Rating) and Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLKGet Rating) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.3% of Star Bulk Carriers shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Star Bulk Carriers shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Britannia Bulk and Star Bulk Carriers’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Britannia Bulk N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Star Bulk Carriers $1.44 billion 1.35 $566.00 million $5.53 3.40

Star Bulk Carriers has higher revenue and earnings than Britannia Bulk.


This table compares Britannia Bulk and Star Bulk Carriers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Britannia Bulk N/A N/A N/A
Star Bulk Carriers 39.38% 29.50% 16.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Britannia Bulk and Star Bulk Carriers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Britannia Bulk 0 0 0 0 N/A
Star Bulk Carriers 0 0 2 0 3.00

Star Bulk Carriers has a consensus price target of $29.67, suggesting a potential upside of 57.72%.


Star Bulk Carriers beats Britannia Bulk on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Britannia Bulk

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Britannia Bulk Holdings, Inc. provides drybulk shipping and maritime logistics services in transporting drybulk commodities in and out of the Baltic region. The company was founded by Arvid Tage on May 27, 2008 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About Star Bulk Carriers

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. provides seaborne transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector. The firm’s vessels transport major bulks, which include iron ore, minerals and grain, and minor bulks, which include bauxite, fertilizers and steel products. The company was founded by Petros Alexandros Pappas on December 13, 2006 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece.

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