Nordic American Tankers

Dividend Yield: 8.50%

Nordic American Tankers (NYSE: NAT) shares currently have a dividend yield of 8.50%.

Nordic American Tankers Limited, a tanker company, engages in acquiring and chartering double-hull tankers. Its fleet consists of 20 double-hull Suezmax tankers. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

The average volume for Nordic American Tankers has been 812,900 shares per day over the past 30 days Nordic American Tankers has a market cap of $497.3 million and is part of the transportation industry Shares are down 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday

TheStreet Ratings rates Nordic American Tankers as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 245.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$9.39 million to -$32.39 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, NORDIC AMERICAN TANKERS LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for NORDIC AMERICAN TANKERS LTD is currently extremely low, coming in at 1.76%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -50.95% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$21.76 million or 1883.95% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 45.52%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 227.77% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

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