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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.13
FREE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. FREE: 0.13 )
FREE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.13

0
1.13
Equity to Asset 0.15
FREE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. FREE: 0.15 )
FREE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.15

0.07
0.59
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: -3.32
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 : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -789.73
FREE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. FREE: -789.73 )
FREE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -789.73   Max: 39.84
Current: -789.73

-789.73
39.84
Net-margin (%) -801.86
FREE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. FREE: -801.86 )
FREE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -801.86   Max: 28.78
Current: -801.86

-801.86
28.78
ROE (%) -380.72
FREE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. FREE: -380.72 )
FREE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -395.85   Max: 15.88
Current: -380.72

-395.85
15.88
ROA (%) -55.58
FREE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. FREE: -55.58 )
FREE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -65.34   Max: 6.23
Current: -55.58

-65.34
6.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -66.78
FREE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. FREE: -66.78 )
FREE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -68.47   Max: 9.65
Current: -66.78

-68.47
9.65
Revenue Growth (%) -87.30
FREE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FREE: -87.30 )
FREE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -87.3   Max: 54.1
Current: -87.3

-87.3
54.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -27.80
FREE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. FREE: -27.80 )
FREE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.8   Max: 45.4
Current: -27.8

-27.8
45.4
EPS Growth (%) -64.90
FREE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. FREE: -64.90 )
FREE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -64.9   Max: 238.9
Current: -64.9

-64.9
238.9
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Ratios

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P/B 2.32
FREE's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FREE: 2.32 )
FREE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 388.3
Current: 2.32

0.1
388.3
P/S 4.64
FREE's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FREE: 4.64 )
FREE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 9.04
Current: 4.64

0.04
9.04

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.32
FREE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FREE: 2.32 )
FREE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 12.8
Current: 2.32

0.4
12.8
Price/Median PS Value 7.65
FREE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FREE: 7.65 )
FREE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 14
Current: 7.65

0.42
14
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -55885.51
FREE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. FREE: -55885.51 )
FREE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -90.5   Max: -21.1
Current: -55885.51

-90.5
-21.1

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Shipping & Ports
Compare:AMKAF, NMM, TK, ISH, CMHHY » details
Traded in other countries:FS2.Germany
FreeSeas, Inc., is incorporated in the Marshall Islands on April 23, 2004. The Company is an international dry bulk shipping company. Its fleet currently consists of six Handysize vessels and one Handymax vessel that carry a variety of drybulk commodities, including iron ore, grain and coal, which are referred to as 'major bulks,' as well as bauxite, phosphate, fertilizers, steel products, cement, sugar and rice, or 'minor bulks.' As of April 2, 2013, the aggregate dwt of its operational fleet is approximately 197,200 dwt and the average age of its fleet is 15.5 years. Its investment and operational focus is in the Handysize sector, which is generally defined as less than 40,000 dwt of carrying capacity. Handysize vessels are, more versatile in the types of cargoes that they can carry and trade routes they can follow, and offer less volatile returns than larger vessel classes. The Company has employed and continue to employ its vessels in the spot charter market, under trip time charters and period time charters. It competes with DryShips Inc., Diana Shipping Inc., Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., Euroseas Ltd., Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. and Baltic Trading Limited. The vessels are subject to international conventions and treaties, national, state and local laws and regulations in force in the countries in which its vessels operate or are registered.
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