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Seaboard (Seaboard) ROA % : 1.16% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Seaboard ROA %?

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Seaboard's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $88 Mil. Seaboard's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $7,572 Mil. Therefore, Seaboard's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 1.16%.

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

SEB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06   Med: 4.95   Max: 10.32
Current: 3.44

During the past 13 years, Seaboard's highest ROA % was 10.32%. The lowest was 0.06%. And the median was 4.95%.

SEB's ROA % is ranked better than
61.32% of 530 companies
in the Conglomerates industry
Industry Median: 2.425 vs SEB: 3.44

Seaboard ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Seaboard's ROA % 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 ROA % Chart

Seaboard Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
ROA %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.92 4.44 8.20 7.53 2.92

Seaboard Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
ROA % 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 -0.82 2.67 6.55 3.38 1.16

Competitive Comparison of Seaboard's ROA %

For the Conglomerates subindustry, Seaboard's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % 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 ROA % Distribution in the Conglomerates Industry

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

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



Seaboard ROA % Calculation

Seaboard's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2023 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2022 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=226/( (7902+7566)/ 2 )
=226/7734
=2.92 %

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

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2023 )+Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2024 ))/ count )
=88/( (7566+7577)/ 2 )
=88/7571.5
=1.16 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Seaboard  (AMEX:SEB) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=88/7571.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(88 / 8764)*(8764 / 7571.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=1 %*1.1575
=1.16 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) revenue data.

* 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.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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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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