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Contrasting Grupo TMM SAB (OTCMKTS:GTMAY) and Navios Maritime Partners (OTCMKTS:NMM)

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.5% of Grupo TMM SAB shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.1% of Navios Maritime Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Grupo TMM SAB and Navios Maritime Partners’ 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 Partners 0.62% 2.59% 1.55%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Grupo TMM SAB and Navios Maritime Partners’ revenue, earnings per share 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 Partners $231.36 million 0.83 -$13.08 million $3.30 5.29

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Grupo TMM SAB and Navios Maritime Partners, 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 Partners 0 1 0 0 2.00

Navios Maritime Partners has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 23.21%. Given Navios Maritime Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navios Maritime Partners is more favorable than Grupo TMM SAB.

Risk and Volatility

Grupo TMM SAB has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navios Maritime Partners has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Navios Maritime Partners beats Grupo TMM SAB on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Grupo TMM SAB

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.

About Navios Maritime Partners

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 dry cargo commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain, and fertilizers, as well as charters its vessels under medium to long-term charters. As of June 12, 2018, it owned a fleet of 38 vessels, including 13 Capesize vessels, 17 Panamaxes, 3 Ultra-Handymaxes, and 5 Container vessels. Navios GP L.L.C. 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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