Seacor (CKH) & The Competition Head to Head Contrast

Seacor (NYSE: CKH) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Seacor to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

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Seacor has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seacor’s peers have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Seacor and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seacor 0 2 0 0 2.00
Seacor Competitors 333 877 1001 10 2.31

Seacor presently has a consensus target price of $46.50, indicating a potential downside of 14.16%. As a group, “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies have a potential upside of 61.60%. Given Seacor’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Seacor has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.8% of Seacor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.0% of shares of all “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Seacor shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.8% of shares of all “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Seacor and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seacor 9.48% 1.54% 0.64%
Seacor Competitors -19.92% 2.23% -0.48%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Seacor and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Seacor $577.89 million $61.64 million 41.99
Seacor Competitors $311.95 million -$36.87 million -6.19

Seacor has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Seacor is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Seacor peers beat Seacor on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Seacor

SEACOR Holdings Inc., is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products. Shipping Services segment operates a fleet of United States flag marine transportation related assets. Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial and petrochemical end-markets. The Company also offers emergency and crisis services, lending and leasing activities, and noncontrolling investments in various other businesses.

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