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Analyzing Grupo TMM SAB (OTCMKTS:GTMAY) & Navios Maritime Acquisition (OTCMKTS:NNA)

Grupo TMM SAB (OTCMKTS:GTMAY) and Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE:NNA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Grupo TMM SAB has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Acquisition has a beta of 2.4, meaning that its share price is 140% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Grupo TMM SAB and Navios Maritime Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo TMM SAB -5.78% -4.03% -2.05%
Navios Maritime Acquisition -34.93% -13.09% -2.89%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.5% of Grupo TMM SAB shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.1% of Navios Maritime Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Grupo TMM SAB and Navios Maritime Acquisition, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo TMM SAB 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navios Maritime Acquisition 0 1 0 0 2.00

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Grupo TMM SAB and Navios Maritime Acquisition’s 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 0.42 $990,000.00 N/A N/A
Navios Maritime Acquisition $187.95 million 0.65 -$86.37 million ($7.58) -1.03

Grupo TMM SAB has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Navios Maritime Acquisition.

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.

Navios Maritime Acquisition Company Profile

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation provides marine transportation services worldwide. The company owns a fleet of crude oil, refined petroleum product, and chemical tankers. It charters its vessels to oil companies, refiners, and large vessel operators under long, medium, and short term charters. As of April 2, 2018, the company’s fleet consisted of a total of 35 double-hulled tanker vessels aggregating approximately 3.6 million deadweight tons, which included 7 very large crude carrier tankers, 8 Long Range 1 product tankers, 18 Medium Range 2 product tankers, and 2 chemical tankers. Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation was founded in 2008 and is based in Monaco.

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