P/E Ratio: 1.67
Judging by the trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio, Excel Maritime stock is the cheapest in the sector. The company, along with DryShips, has been one of the more volatile names in the sector in its history as a public name. But Excel has been striving to pay down debt it took on after ill-timed ship acquisition back in 2008, on the cusp of the financial crisis.
Analysts are looking for Excel to report 17 cents a share for the fourth quarter, on revenue of $107 million. A year ago, the company earned 95 cents a share on revenue of $103 million. Analyst Ratings
The eight analysts covering Excel are evenly split. Half have strong buy ratings and the other half holds.