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Seaboard Operating Margin %

: 6.79% (As of Jun. 2021)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Seaboard's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $165 Mil. Seaboard's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $2,430 Mil. Therefore, Seaboard's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 6.79%.

Warning Sign:

Seaboard Corp operating margin has been in 5-year decline. The average rate of decline per year is -2.7%.

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

AMEX:SEB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61   Med: 3.86   Max: 6.55
Current: 5.27

1.61
6.55

AMEX:SEB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
85% of the 48 Companies
in the Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. AMEX:SEB: 5.27 )

Seaboard's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was -2.70% per year.

Seaboard's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $165 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $428 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.

* Premium members only.

Seaboard Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.28 4.13 3.58 1.61 3.44

Seaboard Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Operating Margin % 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 0.50 1.76 7.14 4.47 6.79

Competitive Comparison

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 Operating Margin % Distribution

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. 2020 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2020 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2020 )
=245 / 7126
=3.44 %

Seaboard's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2021 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=165 / 2430
=6.79 %

* 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 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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