Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, dry bulk shipper Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Diana's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Founded||Athens, Greece (1999)|
|Market Cap||$584.4 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$238.7 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Simeon Palios (since 2005)
CFO Andreas Michalopoulos (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||9.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$451.5 million / $417.3 million|
|Competitors||Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 2,513 members who have rated Diana believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Yes, their revenue and earnings were down, but they still made a profit, and in the longer term will make a much higher one. They have a strong balance sheet, and will continue to grow, while many others will get weaker, and will be one of the survivors, when and if the "world stops coming to an end".
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