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Seaboard (Seaboard) Operating Margin % : -0.91% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Seaboard Operating Margin %?

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%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Seaboard's Operating Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

SEB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.91   Med: 3.86   Max: 6.55
Current: -0.48


SEB's Operating Margin % is ranked worse than
79.13% of 508 companies
in the Conglomerates industry
Industry Median: 5.62 vs SEB: -0.48

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

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.


Seaboard Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Seaboard's Operating Margin % 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 Margin % Chart

Seaboard Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Operating Margin %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.61 3.44 4.96 5.84 -0.91

Seaboard Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Operating Margin % 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 -2.52 -0.17 2.81 -3.81 -0.91

Competitive Comparison of Seaboard's Operating Margin %

For the Conglomerates subindustry, Seaboard's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Seaboard's Operating Margin % Distribution in the Conglomerates Industry

For the Conglomerates industry and Industrials sector, Seaboard's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Seaboard's Operating Margin % falls into.



Seaboard Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Seaboard's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2023 )
=-87 / 9562
=-0.91 %

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.


Seaboard  (AMEX:SEB) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

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 (Diluted) 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).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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Seaboard (Seaboard) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
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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