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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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Cash to Debt 0.16
SBLK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. SBLK: 0.16 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.16

Equity to Asset 0.62
SBLK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1146 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SBLK: 0.62 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.62

0.32
0.69
Interest Coverage 1.24
SBLK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. SBLK: 1.24 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.24

0.04
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.38
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 2.70
SBLK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.82 vs. SBLK: 2.70 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -356.22   Max: 59.77
Current: 2.7

-356.22
59.77
Net-margin (%) -3.67
SBLK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. SBLK: -3.67 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -365.03   Max: 93.89
Current: -3.67

-365.03
93.89
ROE (%) -0.99
SBLK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. SBLK: -0.99 )
SBLK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -114.17   Max: 28.59
Current: -0.99

-114.17
28.59
ROA (%) -0.57
SBLK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. SBLK: -0.57 )
SBLK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.64   Max: 20.65
Current: -0.57

-58.64
20.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.47
SBLK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.77 vs. SBLK: 0.47 )
SBLK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -65.23   Max: 23.7
Current: 0.47

-65.23
23.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -44.90
SBLK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SBLK: -44.90 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 171.2
Current: -44.9

0
171.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -46.60
SBLK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SBLK: -46.60 )
SBLK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.8
Current: -46.6

0
88.8
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SBLK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Charles Brandes 11,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 284,727 sh (+63.98%)
Howard Marks 5,773,907 sh (+49.36%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

SBLK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 375,072 sh (+31.73%)
Howard Marks 5,773,907 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 11,300 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

SBLK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Charles Brandes 11,300 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 5,773,907 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 248,584 sh (-33.72%)
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Q3 2014

SBLK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 194,100 sh (New)
Howard Marks 51,234,231 sh (+787.34%)
Charles Brandes 11,300 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 107,384 sh (-56.8%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SBLK

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 New Buy$7.83 - $13.43 $ 6.55-28%11300
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Ratios

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P/B 0.59
SBLK's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. SBLK: 0.59 )
SBLK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.59

0.1
1.67
P/S 2.53
SBLK's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SBLK: 2.53 )
SBLK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 16.05
Current: 2.53

0.34
16.05
EV-to-EBIT 430.72
SBLK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 20.91 vs. SBLK: 430.72 )
SBLK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -16.6   Max: 1460.7
Current: 430.72

-16.6
1460.7
Current Ratio 1.35
SBLK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. SBLK: 1.35 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 40.42
Current: 1.35

0.38
40.42
Quick Ratio 1.15
SBLK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SBLK: 1.15 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 40.42
Current: 1.15

0.38
40.42

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.00
SBLK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SBLK: 1.00 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 65.29
Current: 1

0.71
65.29
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
SBLK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SBLK: -100.00 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -23.4
Current: -100

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
SBLK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SBLK: 1.00 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 65.29
Current: 1

0.71
65.29
Share Buyback Rate -51.00
SBLK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. SBLK: -51.00 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -9.3   Max: -74.9
Current: -51

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.59
SBLK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SBLK: 0.59 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 3.25
Current: 0.59

0.14
3.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.76
SBLK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. SBLK: 3.76 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 6.33
Current: 3.76

Price/Median PS Value 2.23
SBLK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SBLK: 2.23 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 11.52
Current: 2.23

0.34
11.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.20
SBLK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SBLK: 0.20 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 79.5
Current: 0.2

0.1
79.5

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Shipping & Ports
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Traded in other countries:4FAN.Germany,
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. was incorporated in the Republic of the Marshall Islands on December 13, 2006 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star Maritime. It provides transportation of drybulk commodities through its vessel-owning subsidiaries for a range of customers of bulk cargoes including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer. The Company owns and operates a fleet of 17 vessels consisting of five Capesize drybulk carriers, two Post Panamax drybulk carriers, two Ultramax drybulk carriers and eight Supramax drybulk carriers with an average age of 8.9 years and a combined cargo carrying capacity of approximately 1,610,935 dwt. Its fleet carries a variety of drybulk commodities including coal, iron ore, and grains, or bulks, as well as bauxite, phosphate, fertilizers and steel products, or minor bulks. It currently has ten vessels that it consider to be employed in the spot market due to the short duration of their current charter agreements, six of its vessels on medium to long term charters scheduled to expire in June 2014, August 2014, November 2015 and June 2016 and one vessel under its periodic dry-docking survery. In addition to its owned fleet, the Company has also entered into agreements for the construction of eleven drybulk carriers. It also provide commercial and technical management services to five Capesize drybulk carriers, two Post Panamax drybulk carriers, two Kamsarmax drybulk carriers, two Panamax drybulk carriers and three Supramax drybulk carriers. As of March 20, 2014, its vessels were chartered as follows: Rio Tinto for Star Aurora, international companies for Star Big and Star Mega, Glocal Maritime Ltd for Star Sirius and Star Vega, Noble Chartering Inc. BVI for Star Polaris and Star Borealis, Cargill for Star Gamma and Star Kappa, MUR Shipping B.V for Star Delta, S. Refined Success Ltd. for Star Cosmo, EDF Man Shipping for Star Omicron, Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd for Star Fighter, Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd. Seoul for Star Challenger, Mandarin Marine Co Ltd for Star Theta, TRI-NET (Japan) Inc. for Star Zeta. It competes with other owners of drybulk carriers. 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 operates or registered.
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