Comparing Seacor (CKH) & Teekay (TK)

Seacor (NYSE:CKH) and Teekay (NYSE:TK) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.6% of Seacor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.1% of Teekay shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of Seacor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Teekay shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Seacor and Teekay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seacor 18.26% 2.88% 1.31%
Teekay -4.62% -2.98% -1.07%

Volatility and Risk

Seacor has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Teekay pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Seacor does not pay a dividend. Teekay pays out -15.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Seacor and Teekay, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seacor 0 2 0 0 2.00
Teekay 1 1 0 0 1.50

Seacor presently has a consensus price target of $48.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.10%. Teekay has a consensus price target of $7.25, suggesting a potential upside of 5.07%. Given Teekay’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Teekay is more favorable than Seacor.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Seacor and Teekay’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seacor $577.89 million 1.48 $61.64 million $1.29 36.47
Teekay $1.88 billion 0.37 -$163.27 million ($1.38) -5.00

Seacor has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Teekay. Teekay is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Seacor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Seacor beats Teekay on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Seacor Company Profile

SEACOR Holdings Inc., a diversified holding company, engages in transportation, and logistics and risk management consultancy businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment owns and operates a diversified fleet of marine transportation, and towing and bunkering assets. This segment also operates carriers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products; and owns and operates dry bulk carriers. In addition, the company's Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment provides terminal support and technical ship management services, as well as pure car/truck carrier, liner, and short-sea transportation services. Its Inland Transportation & Logistics Services segment markets and operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and containers, and petroleum products; owns and operates multi-modal terminal facilities; and operates barge fleeting locations and transshipment terminal. The company's Witt O'Brien's segment provides resilience solutions for areas of critical infrastructure. The company also engages in lending and leasing activities; and agricultural commodity trading and logistics business; and provision of general aviation services. SEACOR Holdings Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Teekay Company Profile

Teekay Corporation provides crude oil and gas marine transportation; offshore oil production; and storage and offloading services in Bermuda and internationally. It operates shuttle tankers, floating storage and offloading (FSO) units, HiLoad dynamic positioning units, and long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels, as well as offers offshore accommodation, storage, and support for maintenance and modification projects. The company also operates floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units, as well as other vessels used to service its FPSO contracts; liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas carriers; and conventional crude oil and product tankers. As of December 31, 2017, its fleet consisted of 217 vessels. The company serves energy and utility companies, oil traders, large oil and LNG consumers, petroleum product producers, government agencies, and various other entities that depend upon marine transportation. Teekay Corporation was founded in 1973 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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