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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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Cash to Debt 0.23
SBLK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. SBLK: 0.23 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23

Equity to Asset 0.57
SBLK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SBLK: 0.57 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.57

0.33
0.93
Interest Coverage 1.24
SBLK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SBLK: 1.24 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.24

0.04
9999.99
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 (%) 12.07
SBLK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. SBLK: 12.07 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -356.22   Max: 59.77
Current: 12.07

-356.22
59.77
Net-margin (%) 2.65
SBLK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. SBLK: 2.65 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -365.03   Max: 93.89
Current: 2.65

-365.03
93.89
ROE (%) 0.70
SBLK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. SBLK: 0.70 )
SBLK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -269.41   Max: 23.88
Current: 0.7

-269.41
23.88
ROA (%) 0.40
SBLK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. SBLK: 0.40 )
SBLK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -88.67   Max: 15
Current: 0.4

-88.67
15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.14
SBLK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. SBLK: 2.14 )
SBLK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -101.45   Max: 17.34
Current: 2.14

-101.45
17.34
Revenue Growth (%) -44.90
SBLK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SBLK: -44.90 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 171.2
Current: -44.9

0
171.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -46.60
SBLK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SBLK: -46.60 )
SBLK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.8
Current: -46.6

0
88.8
» SBLK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SBLK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 11,026 sh (-70.93%)
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Q3 2013

SBLK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Howard Marks 3,865,888 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 15,848 sh (New)
Jim Simons 173,634 sh (+1474.77%)
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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%)
Charles Brandes 11,300 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 5,773,907 sh (unchged)
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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 $ 10.8620%11300
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Top Ranked Articles about Star Bulk Carriers Corp.

Real-Time Reductions with Edward Lampert, Chuck Royce and Howard Marks
According to GuruFocus Real Time Picks, three gurus just made reductions to major holdings in Anaren Inc. (ANEN), Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) and Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD). Here are the trade details: Read more...
Howard Marks' Top 5 New Buys
Chairman of Oaktree Capital Howard Marks is near living legend status in the investing world. Today he disclosed his third-quarter trades, which included the buying of stock in nine new companies. His overall portfolio contains 77 holdings, and is 66.3% weighted in ETF, options and preferred stocks. Read more...
Oaktree's Howard Marks Increases Stake in Star Bulk Carrier to 21.9%
On Monday, Oaktree Capital investor Howard Marks increased his stake in a company that ships commodities globally, Star Bulk Carrier Corp. (SBLK), to 21.9%. The company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands, an island country in the northern Pacific Ocean that is part of Micronesia and uses U.S. currency, and has headquarters in Athens, Greece. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 1.20
SBLK's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. SBLK: 1.20 )
SBLK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.2

0.1
1.55
P/S 2.19
SBLK's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SBLK: 2.19 )
SBLK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.36
Current: 2.19

0
16.36
Current Ratio 1.83
SBLK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. SBLK: 1.83 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 43.63
Current: 1.83

0.55
43.63
Quick Ratio 1.77
SBLK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SBLK: 1.77 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 43.63
Current: 1.77

0.53
43.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.20
SBLK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SBLK: 1.20 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 65.29
Current: 1.2

0.71
65.29
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
SBLK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SBLK: -100.00 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -23.4
Current: -100

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
SBLK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. SBLK: 1.20 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 65.29
Current: 1.2

0.71
65.29
Share Buyback Rate -51.00
SBLK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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 1.20
SBLK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SBLK: 1.20 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.2

0.16
2.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
SBLK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. SBLK: 0.90 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.49
Current: 0.9

0.42
1.49
Price/Graham Number 3.00
SBLK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. SBLK: 3.00 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.68
Current: 3

0.11
3.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
SBLK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SBLK: 7.80 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 78.5
Current: 7.8

0.1
78.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -72.11
SBLK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SBLK: -72.11 )
SBLK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -61.7   Max: -8.6
Current: -72.11

-61.7
-8.6

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 is provides worldwide transportation of drybulk commodities through its vessel-owning subsidiaries for a range of customers of major and minor bulk cargoes including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer. Star Maritime Acquisition Corp., or Star Maritime was a blank check company formed to acquire, through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or similar business combination, one or more assets or target businesses in the shipping industry. It owns and operates a fleet of 14 vessels consisting of six Capesize and eight Supramax drybulk carriers with an average age of 11.0 years and a combined cargo carrying capacity of approximately 1,475,005 dwt. The Company's fleet carries a variety of drybulk commodities including coal, iron ore, and grains, or major bulks, as well as bauxite, phosphate, fertilizers and steel products, or minor bulks. 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 might operate or are registered relating to safety and health and environmental protection including the storage, handling, emission, transportation and discharge of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, and the remediation of contamination and liability for damage to natural resources.
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