Seaspan Corp

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SSW : NYSE : Services
$12.71 | %
Today's Range: 12.57 - 12.86
Avg. Daily Volume: 394,500
10/21/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SEASPAN CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. SEASPAN CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.23 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.82% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)224.31199.15
EBITDA ($mil)137.96131.74
EBIT ($mil)86.9481.25
Net Income ($mil)36.4381.36

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)349.02277.23
Total Assets ($mil)6080.096073.3
Total Debt ($mil)3702.543705.37
Equity ($mil)1729.151797.99

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin65.5469.35
EBITDA Margin61.566.14
Operating Margin38.7640.8
Sales Turnover0.140.13
Return on Assets2.33.22
Return on Equity4.997.83
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.321.3
Interest Expense32.4330.55
Interest Coverage2.682.66

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)105.3599.13
Div / share0.380.38
Book value / share16.4118.14
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume379403.0517726.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 15.34 for the Marine industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.54. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.81 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.37. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SEASPAN CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SSW 15.24 Peers 15.34   SSW 3.90 Peers 5.40

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

SSW is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

SSW is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
SSW 11.28 Peers 16.83   SSW NM Peers 0.04

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

SSW is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

SSW's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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SSW 0.81 Peers 1.37   SSW -39.59 Peers -28.78

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

SSW is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, SSW is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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SSW 1.60 Peers 1.37   SSW 14.17 Peers 7.37

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

SSW is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

SSW has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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