Global Ship Lease (NYSE:GSL) versus Box Ships (NYSE:TEUFF) Financial Contrast

Global Ship Lease (NYSE:GSL) and Box Ships (OTCMKTS:TEUFF) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Global Ship Lease and Box Ships, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Ship Lease 0 0 2 0 3.00
Box Ships 0 0 0 0 N/A

Global Ship Lease currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 66.20%. Given Global Ship Lease’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Global Ship Lease is more favorable than Box Ships.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.8% of Global Ship Lease shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Global Ship Lease has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Box Ships has a beta of -1.19, indicating that its share price is 219% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Global Ship Lease and Box Ships’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Ship Lease $157.10 million 0.76 -$57.36 million $1.76 4.10
Box Ships $17.49 million 0.00 -$226.62 million N/A N/A

Global Ship Lease has higher revenue and earnings than Box Ships.


This table compares Global Ship Lease and Box Ships’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Ship Lease -22.25% 8.60% 2.43%
Box Ships N/A N/A N/A


Global Ship Lease beats Box Ships on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Ship Lease

Global Ship Lease, Inc. owns and charters containerships of various sizes under fixed-rate charters to container shipping companies. As of December 31, 2018, it owned 38 vessels with a total capacity of 200,615 twenty-foot equivalent units. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom.

About Box Ships

Box Ships Inc. provides commercial management services to shipping companies worldwide. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Voula, Greece.

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