Analyzing Toro (NASDAQ:TORO) and Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMM)

Toro (NASDAQ:TOROGet Free Report) and Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMMGet Free Report) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Toro and Navios Maritime Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Toro 179.23% 66.54% 31.71%
Navios Maritime Partners 33.18% 15.07% 7.74%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Toro and Navios Maritime Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Toro $78.47 million 1.45 $140.64 million $2.62 2.26
Navios Maritime Partners $1.35 billion 0.93 $433.64 million $14.08 2.96

Navios Maritime Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Toro. Toro is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Navios Maritime Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Toro and Navios Maritime Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Toro 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navios Maritime Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.6% of Toro shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.4% of Navios Maritime Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Navios Maritime Partners beats Toro on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Toro

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Toro Corp. acquires, owns, charters, and operates oceangoing tanker vessels and provides seaborne transportation services for crude oil and refined petroleum products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Aframax/LR2 tanker and Handysize tanker. Its Aframax/LR2 tankers, which transport crude oil; and Handysize tankers, which transport refined petroleum products. The company operates a fleet of eight tanker vessels with an aggregate cargo carrying capacity of 0.7 million deadweight ton. Toro Corp. was incorporated in 2022 and is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus.

About Navios Maritime Partners

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Navios Maritime Partners L.P. owns and operates dry cargo vessels in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. The company offers seaborne transportation services for a range of liquid and dry cargo commodities, including crude oil, refined petroleum, chemicals, iron ore, coal, grain, fertilizer, and containers, as well as charters its vessels under short, medium, and longer-term charters. Olympos Maritime Ltd. serves as the general partner of Navios Maritime Partners L.P. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Monaco.

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