Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX) and Matson Inc. (NYSE:MATX) Contrasting side by side

This is therefore a comparing of the dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation in Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) and Matson Inc. (NYSE:MATX). The two are both Shipping companies that compete with one another.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diana Shipping Inc. 212.25M 1.53 429.03M -4.19 0.00
Matson Inc. 2.17B 0.67 255.30M 2.33 15.56

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for Diana Shipping Inc. and Matson Inc.


Table 2 has Diana Shipping Inc. and Matson Inc.’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diana Shipping Inc. -202.13% -68.3% -34.6%
Matson Inc. 11.76% 36.4% 10.9%

Volatility & Risk

Diana Shipping Inc. has a beta of 1.24 and its 24.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Matson Inc. on the other hand, has 1.46 beta which makes it 46.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.


Matson Inc. also pays out annual dividends at $0.81 per share and at a 2.42% dividend yield. Diana Shipping Inc. does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is shown Diana Shipping Inc. and Matson Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diana Shipping Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Matson Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Diana Shipping Inc. and Matson Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 48.4% and 88.8%. 17.8% are Diana Shipping Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% are Matson Inc.’s share owned by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Diana Shipping Inc. -0.58% -9.76% -11.63% -26.77% -13.2% -15.97%
Matson Inc. -7.78% -10.7% -1.01% -1.49% 26.58% 21.62%

For the past year Diana Shipping Inc. has -15.97% weaker performance while Matson Inc. has 21.62% stronger performance.


On 12 of the 13 factors Matson Inc. beats Diana Shipping Inc.

Diana Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services. The company transports a range of dry bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, and grains, as well as steel products, cement, and fertilizers through its ownership of dry bulk vessels worldwide. It operates a fleet of 48 dry bulk vessels comprising 23 Panamax, 4 Kamsarmax, 3 Post-Panamax, 14 Capesize, and 4 Newcastlemax vessels. The company was formerly known as Diana Shipping Investments Corp. and changed its name to Diana Shipping Inc. in February 2005. Diana Shipping Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Matson, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an ocean cargo carrier. The company operates in two segments, Ocean Transportation and Logistics. The Ocean Transportation segment offers ocean transportation services to the domestic economies of Hawaii, Alaska, and Guam, as well as to other island economies in Micronesia and in the South Pacific. This segment also operates an expedited service from China to Long Beach, California; and provides container and conventional freight services between New Zealand and other South Pacific Islands including Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue, Vanuatu, Nauru, and the Solomon Islands. It primarily transports dry containers of mixed commodities, refrigerated commodities, packaged foods and beverages, building materials, automobiles, and household goods; general sustenance cargo; and garments, footwear, and other retail merchandise. This segment also offers container stevedoring, container equipment maintenance, and other terminal services on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai, as well as in the Alaska locations of Anchorage, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor. It operates a fleet of 22 owned and 5 chartered vessels. The Logistics segment provides multimodal transportation services, including domestic and international rail intermodal service; long-haul and regional highway brokerage, specialized hauling, flat-bed and project work, less-than-truckload, and expedited freight; and supply chain management, and warehousing and distribution services. This segment also offers freight forwarding, consolidation, customs brokerage, purchase order management, and non-vessel operating common carrier services. The company was formerly known as Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Matson, Inc. in June 2012. Matson, Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.