These Transportation Stocks Have Extremely Low P/E Ratios

The following five companies in the Transportation sector have low trailing price-to-earnings ratios (this list excludes all companies with market capitalizations less than $500 million):

  1. Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NM):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $4.38 to $6.80.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 4.44, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.81, and its trailing price-to-book value ratio is 0.52.  Its market capitalization is $560.21 million.  About the company: Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. offers maritime freight transportation services.  The Company specializes in worldwide carriage, trading, storage and related logistics of international bulk cargoes.
  2. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $6.50 to $9.78 and most recently traded at $8.12.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 5.1, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 3.45, and its trailing price-to-book is 2.18.  Its market capitalization is $575.57 million.  About the company: Safe Bulkers, Inc. is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly grain, iron ore and coal.  The company has a fleet of panamx, kamsamax, and post-panamax class vessels.
  3. TAM SA (NYSE:TAM): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $12.50 to $25.94 and most recently traded at $21.53 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 8.3, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.48, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 2.23.  Its market capitlaization is $3.66 billion.  About the company: Tam SA operates in the airline industry.  The Company provides passenger, freight and mail transportation services throughout Brazil.  Tam provides services between the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sol, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Porto Alegre and Salvador.
  4. Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $16 to $23.07 and most recently traded at $20.41 per share.  It has a trailing price-to-earnings ratio of 9.77, a trailing price-to-sales ratio of 5.83, and a trailing price-t0-book ratio of 1.95.  About the company: Ship Finance International Ltd. owns, and charters out, ships.  The Company’s fleet includes crude oil tankers, oil/bulk/ore vessels, dry bulk carriers, and jack up oil rigs.
  5. Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $20.55 to $36.985 and most recently traded at $21.36 per share.  It has a trailing price-to-earnings ratio of 10.32, a trailing price-to-sales ratio of 1.43, and a trailing price-to-book ratio of 2.23.  About the company: Frontline Limited owns a fleet of very large crude carriers and Suezmax tankers that transport crude oil and oil products between ports.  The Company’s vessels are managed by ship management companies.  Frontline conducts activities worldwide.

    Note: Financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  Selected other data is taken from Google Finance and publicly available SEC filings.  All data are assumed to be accurate.

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