Critical review: Pangea Logistics Solutions (NASDAQ:PANL) and Imperial Petroleum (NASDAQ:IMPP)

Pangea Logistics Solutions (NASDAQ:PANL – Get Rating) and Imperial Petroleum (NASDAQ:IMPP – Get Rating) are both small cap shipping companies, but which is the best investment? We will compare the two companies based on their risk strength, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Pangea Logistics Solutions and Imperial Petroleum.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Pangea Logistics Solutions $718.10 million 0.32 $67.23 million $1.82 2.72
Imperial Oil $17.36 million 3.54 -$3.64 million N / A N / A

Pangea Logistics Solutions has higher revenues and profits than Imperial Petroleum.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Pangea Logistics Solutions and Imperial Petroleum.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Pangea Logistics Solutions 10.39% 25.96% 11.26%
Imperial Oil N / A N / A N / A

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Pangea Logistics Solutions and Imperial Petroleum, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Pangea Logistics Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
Imperial Oil 0 0 0 0 N / A

Pangea Logistics Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 71.72%. Given the higher possible upside of Pangea Logistics Solutions, stock analysts clearly believe that Pangea Logistics Solutions is more favorable than Imperial Petroleum.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

54.4% of Pangea Logistics Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 4.6% of Imperial Petroleum’s shares are held by institutional investors. 22.5% of Pangea Logistics Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Pangea Logistics Solutions beats Imperial Petroleum on 9 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pangea Logistics Solutions (Get a rating)

Pangea Logistics Solutions, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides marine logistics and dry bulk transportation services to industrial customers worldwide. The Company offers various dry bulk cargoes, such as grain, coal, iron ore, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, bauxite, alumina, cement clinker, dolomite and limestone. Its marine logistics services include cargo loading and unloading, vessel chartering, voyage planning and technical vessel management. As of March 16, 2022, the company owned and operated a fleet of 25 vessels. Pangea Logistics Solutions, Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is based in Newport, Rhode Island.

About Imperial Oil (Get a rating)

Imperial Petroleum Inc. provides international shipping services to petroleum producers, refineries and commodity traders. It transports refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel, as well as edible oils and chemicals; and crude oils. As of March 29, 2022, the company owned four mid-range refined tankers and one Aframax tanker with a total deadweight capacity of 305,804 tonnes. The company was incorporated in 2021 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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