Seacor (NYSE: CKH) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Seacor to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and earnings.
Volatility & Risk
Seacor has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seacor’s peers have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Seacor and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Seacor||$577.89 million||$61.64 million||39.61|
|Seacor Competitors||$311.95 million||-$36.87 million||-6.40|
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.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Seacor and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Seacor presently has a consensus target price of $46.50, suggesting a potential downside of 9.00%. As a group, “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies have a potential upside of 61.25%. Given Seacor’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Seacor has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.8% of Seacor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.0% of shares of all “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of Seacor shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.8% of shares of all “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
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 peers beat Seacor on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
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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