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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
BALT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. BALT: 0.05 )
BALT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.64
BALT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. BALT: 0.64 )
BALT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.64

0.64
0.73
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.14
M-Score: 2.19
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -31.49
BALT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. BALT: -31.49 )
BALT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -47.49   Max: 31.78
Current: -31.49

-47.49
31.78
Net-margin (%) -44.52
BALT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BALT: -44.52 )
BALT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -63.25   Max: 25.56
Current: -44.52

-63.25
25.56
ROE (%) -5.40
BALT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. BALT: -5.40 )
BALT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.37   Max: 5.75
Current: -5.4

-6.37
5.75
ROA (%) -3.66
BALT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1321 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. BALT: -3.66 )
BALT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.61   Max: 4.19
Current: -3.66

-4.61
4.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.95
BALT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. BALT: -2.95 )
BALT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.56   Max: 5.38
Current: -2.95

-3.56
5.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -25.60
BALT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. BALT: -25.60 )
BALT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -14.4
Current: -25.6

EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -47.90
BALT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BALT: -47.90 )
BALT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -35.2
Current: -47.9

» BALT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

BALT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 112,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 47,602 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,381,000 sh (+29.67%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 70,056 sh (-74.04%)
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Q2 2014

BALT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,488,000 sh (+7.75%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 28,872 sh (-58.79%)
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Q3 2014

BALT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Arnold Schneider 130,075 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,808,000 sh (+21.51%)
Jeremy Grantham 28,872 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

BALT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 466,636 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 577,213 sh (+343.75%)
Chuck Royce 2,159,437 sh (+19.44%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 6.91
BALT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 67.57 vs. BALT: 6.91 )
N/A
P/B 0.20
BALT's P/B is ranked higher than
98% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. BALT: 0.20 )
BALT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.2

0.2
1.13
P/S 1.84
BALT's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BALT: 1.84 )
BALT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 8.31
Current: 1.84

1.65
8.31
POCF 69.50
BALT's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 12.64 vs. BALT: 69.50 )
BALT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 174
Current: 69.5

4.35
174
EV-to-EBIT -19.09
BALT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 25.69 vs. BALT: -19.09 )
BALT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -113.2   Max: 159.4
Current: -19.09

-113.2
159.4
Current Ratio 1.50
BALT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. BALT: 1.50 )
BALT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 7.72
Current: 1.5

1.5
7.72
Quick Ratio 1.31
BALT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BALT: 1.31 )
BALT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 7.49
Current: 1.31

1.31
7.49
Days Inventory 18.34
BALT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 27.91 vs. BALT: 18.34 )
BALT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 19.27   Max: 30.98
Current: 18.34

19.27
30.98
Days Sales Outstanding 33.40
BALT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 53.17 vs. BALT: 33.40 )
BALT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.47   Max: 45.48
Current: 33.4

7.47
45.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.03
BALT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
80% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BALT: 4.03 )
BALT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 13.45
Current: 4.03

0.73
13.45
Dividend growth (3y) -48.90
BALT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. BALT: -48.90 )
BALT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -46.1
Current: -48.9

Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.90
BALT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BALT: 3.90 )
BALT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 13.45
Current: 3.9

0.73
13.45
Share Buyback Rate -36.60
BALT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. BALT: -36.60 )
BALT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -36.6
Current: -36.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.20
BALT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. BALT: 0.20 )
BALT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.2

0.26
1.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
BALT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BALT: 0.60 )
BALT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.48
Current: 0.6

0.75
2.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -5.00
BALT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BALT: -5.00 )
BALT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 4.4
Current: -5

-5.3
4.4

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Shipping & Ports
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Traded in other countries:L8B.Germany,
Baltic Trading Ltd is a New York City-based company incorporated in October 2009 in the Marshall Islands to conduct shipping business focused on the drybulk industry spot market. The Company's fleet currently consists of four Capesize vessels, four Supramax vessels and five Handysize vessels with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 1,095,000 deadweight tons. Its fleet contains five groups of sister ships, which are vessels of virtually identical sizes and specifications. It operates a fleet of drybulk ships that transports iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes along worldwide shipping routes. It plans to operate all of its vessels in the spot market, on spot market-related time charters, or in vessel pools trading in the spot market. Its customers include national, regional and international companies, including Cargill International S.A. ('Cargill'), Klaveness Chartering ('Klaveness'), Resource Marine PTE Ltd. (part of the Macquarie group of Companies) ('Resource Marine'), and Swissmarine Services S.A. ('Swissmarine'). The Company competes with other owners of drybulk carriers in the Capesize, Supramax and Handysize class sectors, some of whom may also charter its vessels as customers. The Company is subject to international conventions and treaties, national, state and local laws and regulations in force in the countries in which its vessels may operate or are atregistered relating to safety and health and environmental protection including the storage, handling, emission, transportation and discharge of hazardous and non-hazardous merials, and the remediation of contamination and liability for damage to natural resources.
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