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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 0.25
SBLK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. SBLK: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.16 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25
Equity to Asset 0.59
SBLK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SBLK: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.59
0.32
0.69
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.28
M-Score: -1.72
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -20.85
SBLK's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. SBLK: -20.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -356.22  Med: -17.81 Max: 59.77
Current: -20.85
-356.22
59.77
Net-margin (%) -29.54
SBLK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. SBLK: -29.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -365.03  Med: -6.10 Max: 93.89
Current: -29.54
-365.03
93.89
ROE (%) -6.28
SBLK's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.94 vs. SBLK: -6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -114.17  Med: -1.04 Max: 28.59
Current: -6.28
-114.17
28.59
ROA (%) -3.60
SBLK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. SBLK: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.64  Med: -0.70 Max: 20.65
Current: -3.6
-58.64
20.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.06
SBLK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. SBLK: -3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -65.18  Med: 0.04 Max: 23.9
Current: -3.06
-65.18
23.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -51.90
SBLK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SBLK: -51.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -44.90 Max: 171.2
Current: -51.9
0
171.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -76.10
SBLK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SBLK: -76.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -76.1  Med: 59.40 Max: 526.2
Current: -76.1
-76.1
526.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SBLK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 194,100 sh (New)
Howard Marks 51,234,231 sh (+787.34%)
Pioneer Investments 240,768 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 11,300 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 107,384 sh (-56.80%)
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Q4 2014

SBLK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Howard Marks 51,234,231 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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Q1 2015

SBLK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Howard Marks 82,154,649 sh (+60.35%)
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Q2 2015

SBLK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,313,828 sh (New)
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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 32.05
SBLK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. SBLK: 32.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.35
SBLK's P/B is ranked higher than
94% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. SBLK: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SBLK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.36 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.35
0.1
1.67
P/S 1.38
SBLK's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SBLK: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SBLK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.18 Max: 16.36
Current: 1.38
0.34
16.36
POCF 12.29
SBLK's POCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 9.01 vs. SBLK: 12.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SBLK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 2.46 Max: 38.66
Current: 12.29
0.74
38.66
Current Ratio 1.56
SBLK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. SBLK: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.07 Max: 40.42
Current: 1.56
0.38
40.42
Quick Ratio 1.56
SBLK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SBLK: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.94 Max: 40.42
Current: 1.56
0.38
40.42
Days Inventory 18.41
SBLK's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. SBLK: 18.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.98  Med: 21.69 Max: 164.11
Current: 18.41
7.98
164.11
Days Sales Outstanding 52.34
SBLK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 41.88 vs. SBLK: 52.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.16  Med: 16.23 Max: 61.33
Current: 52.34
5.16
61.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.75
SBLK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SBLK: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 8.70 Max: 65.29
Current: 1.75
0.71
65.29
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
SBLK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
93% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SBLK: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: -23.4
Current: -100
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.75
SBLK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. SBLK: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 8.70 Max: 65.29
Current: 1.75
0.71
65.29
Share Buyback Rate -131.10
SBLK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
98% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. SBLK: -131.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -9.3  Med: -26.90 Max: -131.1
Current: -131.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.35
SBLK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
94% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. SBLK: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.41 Max: 3.25
Current: 0.35
0.14
3.25
Price/Projected FCF 0.59
SBLK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SBLK: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.53
Current: 0.59
0.69
1.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
SBLK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. SBLK: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.01 Max: 11.24
Current: 1.15
0.33
11.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.92
SBLK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SBLK: -3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBLK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.04  Med: 5.45 Max: 78.5
Current: -3.92
-4.04
78.5

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Shipping & Ports
Compare:DAC, ESEA, DRYS, PRGN, NM, SB, DSX » details
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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