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
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.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Athens, Greece (1999)|
|Market Cap||$690.3 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$279 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Simeon Palios (since 2005)
CFO Andreas Michalopoulos (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||14.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$375.6 million / $349.6 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
This past summer, baldphil tapped Diana as solid long-term opportunity:
Great balance sheet. Buying ships on the cheap. Will pick up market share no matter what, but it may be a few years till the value is reflected in the stock price.
In fact, Diana sports a rather comforting debt-to-equity ratio of 30%. That's much lower than competitors DryShips (108%), Genco (129%), and Navios (129%).
CAPS member macheu02 expands on the outperform argument:
Goods will need to be shipped even in a down economy. Diana has more cash on hand than long term debt, and will be able to weather the current economic storm better than its rivals that have a ton of debt. I would expect [Diana] to gain as the shock wears off, especially if they reestablish their dividend.
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