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Seaboard Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation

: $1,045 Mil (As of Sep. 2021)
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Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is the debt and capital lease obligation due more than 12 months in the future. Seaboard's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $1,045 Mil.

Warning Sign:

Seaboard Corp has been issuing new debt. Over the past 3 years, it issued USD 195 million of debt. But overall, its debt level is acceptable.

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. It is calculated as a company's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divides by its Total Assets. Seaboard's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $1,045 Mil. Seaboard's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $7,257 Mil. Seaboard's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 0.14.

Seaboard's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset declined from Sep. 2020 (0.17) to Sep. 2021 (0.14). It may suggest that Seaboard is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.


Seaboard Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Historical Data

The historical data trend for Seaboard's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Seaboard Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 499.00 482.00 739.00 1,109.00 1,025.00

Seaboard Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,014.00 1,025.00 1,002.00 1,026.00 1,045.00

Seaboard Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Calculation

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. The debt can be owed to banks or bondholders. Some companies issue bonds to investors and pay interest on the bonds.

Long-Term Capital Lease Obligation represents the total liability for long-term leases lasting over one year. It's amount equal to the present value (the principal) at the beginning of the lease term less lease payments during the lease term.

The interest paid on companies' debt is reflected in the income statement as interest expense. If a company has too much debt and it cannot serve the interest payment on the debt or repay the matured debt, the company risks bankruptcy. Peter Lynch famously said: A company that does not have debt cannot go bankrupt.

A company's long term debt may have different dates of maturity and interest rates, depending on the terms.

Usually a company issues long term debt to pay for its capital expenditures. Borrowing allows the company to do things that otherwise cannot be done with only the capital it has. But debt can be risky.


Seaboard  (AMEX:SEB) Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Explanation

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. A year-over-year decrease in this metric would suggest the company is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.

Seaboard's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset (Q: Sep. 2021 )=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation (Q: Sep. 2021 )/Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=1045/7257
=0.14

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

Buffett says that durable competitive advantages carry little to no long-term debt because the company is so profitable that even expansions or acquisitions are self financed.

We are interested in long term debt load for the last ten years. If the ten years of operation show little to no long term debt, then the company has some kind of strong competitive advantage.

Warren Buffett's historic purchases indicate that on any given year, the company should have sufficient yearly net earnings to pay all long term within 3 or 4 year earnings period. (e.g. Coke + Moody's = 1yr)

Companies with enough earning power to pay long term debt in less than 3 or 4 years is a good candidate in our search for long term competitive advantage.

BUT, these companies are targets for leveraged buy outs, which saddles the business with long term debt.

If all else indicates the company has a moat, but it has ton of debt, a leveraged buyout may have created the debt. In these cases the company's bonds offer the better bet, in that the company’s earnings power is focused on paying off the debt and not growth.

Important: little or no long term debt often means a Good Long Term Bet


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Seaboard Business Description

Seaboard logo
Industry
Industrials » Conglomerates NAICS : 551112 SIC : 6719
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, KS, USA, 66202
Seaboard Corp is a conglomerate of food production and transportation businesses. The group operates six business segments: pork, commodity trading and milling, marine, sugar and alcohol, power, and turkey. The group offers hog production and pork processing, biodiesel production, agriculture commodity trading, agriculture commodity processing and logistics, grain and feed milling, cargo shipping, sugarcane production, alcohol production, sugar refining, power production, turkey production and processing, and production of jalapeno peppers. The largest end markets by revenue are the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Executives
Bresky Jacob A. officer: Vice Pres-Business Development 9000 WEST 67TH STREET 3RD FLOOR SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Bresky Ellen S. director, 10 percent owner 9000 WEST 67TH STREET 3RD FLOOR SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Baena Douglas W director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: BAENA DOUGLAS W a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Sand Darwin E officer: Pres. & CEO, Seaboard Foods 9000 WEST 67TH STREET SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Winfield Ivan J. Jr officer: VP-Information Technology 9000 WEST 67TH STREET SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Moss Ralph L officer: Senior Vice President 818 CONNECTICUT AVE NW STE 801 WASHINGTON DC 20006
Bresky Steven J director, 10 percent owner, officer: President & CEO P.O. BOX 2972 SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66201
Squires Paul M. director SEABOARD FLOUR 1320 CENTRE STREET, SUITE 200 NEWTON CENTER MA 02459
Trollinger Michael D. officer: VP, Corporate Controller, CAO 9000 WEST 67TH STREET SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Holden Zachery J officer: Assistant Secretary 9000 WEST 67TH STREET MERRIAM KS 66202
Shifman Edward I. Jr. director 219 FULLER STREET WEST NEWTON MA 02465
Rodrigues J E director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: RODRIGUES J E a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Becker David M officer: Sr Vice President-Gen. Counsel PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: BECKER DAVID M a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Tywater Ty A officer: Vice President 9000 WEST 67TH STREET MERRIAM KS 66202
Rankin David H. officer: Vice President 9000 WEST 67TH STREET SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
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