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Seaboard (Seaboard) Operating Income : $-44 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Seaboard Operating Income?

Seaboard's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $-20 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $-44 Mil.

Warning Sign:

Seaboard Corp has recorded a loss in operating income at least once over the past 3 years.

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Seaboard's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $-20 Mil. Seaboard's Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,191 Mil. Therefore, Seaboard's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was -0.91%.

Seaboard's 5-Year average Growth Rate for Operating Margin % was 0.00% per year.

Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition. Seaboard's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was -1.26%. Seaboard's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 3.53%.


Seaboard Operating Income Historical Data

The historical data trend for Seaboard's Operating Income 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.

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Seaboard Operating Income Chart

Seaboard Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Operating Income
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 110.00 245.00 458.00 657.00 -87.00

Seaboard Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Operating Income Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 -63.00 -4.00 67.00 -87.00 -20.00

Seaboard Operating Income Calculation

Operating Income, is the profit a company earned through operations. All expenses, including cash expenses such as cost of goods sold (COGS), research & development, wages, and non-cash expenses, such as depreciation, depletion and amortization, have been deducted from the sales.

Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $-44 Mil.

* 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.


Seaboard  (AMEX:SEB) Operating Income Explanation

1. Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition.

Seaboard's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

ROC % (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Dec. 2023 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Mar. 2024 ))/ count )
=-80 * ( 1 - 4.35% )/( (6081 + 6072)/ 2 )
=-76.52/6076.5
=-1.26 %

where

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) data.

2. Joel Greenblatt's definition of Return on Capital:

Seaboard's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)
=EBIT/Average of (Property, Plant and Equipment+Net Working Capital)
     Q: Dec. 2023  Q: Mar. 2024
=EBIT/( ( (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) + (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) )/ count )
=140/( ( (2804 + max(1122, 0)) + (2835 + max(1169, 0)) )/ 2 )
=140/( ( 3926 + 4004 )/ 2 )
=140/3965
=3.53 %

where Working Capital is:

Working Capital(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(500 + 1462 + 123) - (456 + 66 + 441)
=1122

Working Capital(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(535 + 1324 + 132) - (348 + 60 + 414)
=1169

When net working capital is negative, 0 is used.

Note: The EBIT data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) EBIT data.

3. Operating Income is also linked to Operating Margin %:

Seaboard's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/Revenue (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=-20/2191
=-0.91 %

* 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.

4. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the Operating Income growth rate using Operating Income per share data.


Be Aware

Compared with a company's EBITDA margin, Operating Margin can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin may decline. Often the Operating Margin declines well before the company's revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia's Operating Margin had already been in decline since 2002, although its earnings per share were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

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Seaboard (Seaboard) Business Description

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Address
9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, KS, USA, 66202
Seaboard Corp is a diversified group of companies that operate in agricultural and ocean transport businesses. The company is engaged in hog production and pork processing in the United States; commodity trading and grain processing in Africa and South America; cargo shipping services in the U.S., Caribbean and Central and South America; sugar and alcohol production in Argentina; and electric power generation in the Dominican Republic. It also has an equity method investment in Butterball, LLC, a producer and processor of turkey products. The group operates six business segments: pork, commodity trading and milling, marine, sugar and alcohol, power, and turkey. It operates in 45 countries, with a concentration in the U.S. and countries in Central and South America and Africa.
Executives
Cerezo Baena Laura P officer: Assistant Secretary 9000 W 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Barbara M Smith officer: Interim Controller and PAO 9000 W 67TH STREET, MERRIAM KS 66202
Frances B Shifman director 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Vacas Jacques Emma Alejandra officer: Assistant Treasurer 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
James T Hubler officer: Assoc. Gen Counsel & Asst. Sec 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Benjamin R Hodes officer: Vice President, Finance 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Elizabeth A Loudon officer: Vice President, Tax 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
John B Warner officer: Vice President-Human Resources 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Adriana N Hoskins officer: Vice President and Treasurer 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, MERRIAM KS 66202
Peter B Brown officer: Pres. & CEO, Seaboard Foods 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Jacob A. Bresky officer: Vice Pres-Business Development 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Ellen S. Bresky director, 10 percent owner 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Douglas W Baena director
Darwin E Sand 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

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