Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global shipper Ship Finance International
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ship Finance's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Ship Finance facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Hamilton, Bermuda (2003)|
|Market Cap||$756 million|
|Industry||Oil and gas storage and transportation|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$287 million|
|Management||CEO Ole Hjertaker (since July 2009)
CFO Eirik Eide (since January 2011)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||20.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$104 million / $2.03 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96.5% of the 513 members who have rated Ship Finance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include 1oldfatguy and All-Star fooluser17, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.
Just this month, 1oldfatguy tapped Ship Finance as a solid turnaround opportunity: "[P]ositioned to bounce back when economy bounces back in a couple of years. In the meantime, quietly paying dividends that continue to grow my position at a lower price point."
In fact, Ship Finance currently sports a whopping dividend yield of 16%. That's much higher than that of industry peers like Overseas Shipholding (9.1%), Teekay (4.8%), and Frontline
CAPS All-Star fooluser17 expands on Ship Finance opportunity:
Numbers look mostly good, and they're in a good industry. One item of concern is the 104m in current cash and over 2B in debt. Also recent 20% dip in quarterly earnings. However, the stock is paying a handsome dividend and isn't time-dependent like the REIT dividends. Gonna take a chance on this one.
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