Financial Contrast: Seacor (CKH) and The Competition

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

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Seacor and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seacor 0 2 0 0 2.00
Seacor Competitors 333 878 1001 10 2.31

Seacor currently has a consensus price target of $46.50, indicating a potential downside of 14.30%. As a group, “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies have a potential upside of 62.32%. Given Seacor’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Seacor has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Seacor $577.89 million $61.64 million 42.06
Seacor Competitors $311.95 million -$36.87 million -6.11

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.

Institutional and 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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%

Summary

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

Seacor Company Profile

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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