Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, dry-bulk hauler Genco Shipping & Trading
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Genco's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New York City (2004)|
|Market Cap||$429.2 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$414.3 million|
CEO Robert Buchanan (since 2005)
CFO John Wobensmith (since 2005)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||18.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$264.87 million / $1.79 billion|
Eagle Bulk Shipping
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, billybob4148 tapped Genco as a tasty turnaround pick: "This shipping company appears to be well positioned for the economic rebound. Lots of debt, sure, but lots of capacity too for making money. Seems like the stock is just getting hammered."
Currently, Genco even sports a particularly paltry price-to-operating cash flow ratio of 1.6, representing a discount to rivals DryShips (4.7), Eagle Bulk (2.8), and Excel (2.3), as well as Navios Maritime
CAPS All-Star mattcguy elaborates on the bargain opportunity:
[Genco] is an attractive long term investment. The market expectations for profit growth are very low right now, and I think with its low cost of borrowing, and the Panama Canal expansion, [Genco] has positioned itself to exceed those expectations. There is risk due to its leverage, but if the world economy does not enter into another economic downturn, [Genco] is very well positioned. This stock is a play on the growth of the world economy, and I think there is huge upside potential, with limited downside.
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