SAExploration Holdings, Inc. provides seismic data acquisition, logistical support, and processing and integrated reservoir geosciences services in North America, South America, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa.
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Share Price & News
How has SAExploration Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SAEX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Energy Services
1 Year Return
US Energy Services
Return vs Industry: SAEX underperformed the US Energy Services industry which returned -30.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SAEX underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is SAExploration Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is SAExploration Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether SAExploration Holdings is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as SAExploration Holdings has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.
- Take a look at our analysis of SAEX’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
- Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Energy industry.
How is SAExploration Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as SAExploration Holdings has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has SAExploration Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SAEX is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SAEX is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SAEX is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -29.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SAEX's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SAEX is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Energy Services industry (-32.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SAEX's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is SAExploration Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SAEX has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: SAEX has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SAEX has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: SAEX's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Inventory Level: SAEX has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: SAEX has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: SAEX has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: SAEX has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -5.5% each year
What is SAExploration Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SAEX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SAEX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SAEX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SAEX's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SAEX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Mike Faust (58yo)
Mr. Michael J. Faust, also known as Mike, serves as Chairman of the Board of SAExploration Holdings, Inc. since August 15, 2019 and Interim President since August 22, 2019 and serves as its Chief Executive ...
|Executive Chairman||0yrs||US$191.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.1yrs||US$168.96k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.6yrs||US$195.00k||0.0087% $926.1|
|Independent Director||6.7yrs||US$180.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: SAEX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 155.2%.
SAExploration Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: SAEX
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 2011
- Industry: Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: US$10.620m
- Shares outstanding: 4.30m
- Website: https://www.saexploration.com
Number of Employees
- SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
- 1160 Dairy Ashford Road
- Suite 160
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SAEX||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||New Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2013|
|386A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||New Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 2013|
SAExploration Holdings, Inc. provides seismic data acquisition, logistical support, and processing and integrated reservoir geosciences services in North America, South America, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa. The company’s seismic data acquisition services include program design, planning and permitting, camp, survey and drilling, recording, reclamation, and in-field data processing. It acquires 2D, 3D, time-lapse 4D, and multi-component seismic data on land, in transition zones between land and water, and in offshore in depths reaching 3,000 meters. The company operates crews that utilize approximately 1,35,000 owned land and marine seismic data acquisition equipment and other leased equipment. It serves integrated oil companies, national oil companies and independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/19 01:28|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/18 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.