Matson Company Profile (NYSE:MATX)

About Matson (NYSE:MATX)

Matson logoMatson, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an ocean cargo carrier. The company operates in two segments, Ocean Transportation and Logistics. The Ocean Transportation segment offers ocean transportation services to the domestic economies of Hawaii, Alaska, and Guam, as well as to other island economies in Micronesia and in the South Pacific. This segment also operates an expedited service from China to Long Beach, California; and provides container and conventional freight services between New Zealand and other South Pacific Islands including Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue, Vanuatu, Nauru, and the Solomon Islands. It primarily transports dry containers of mixed commodities, refrigerated commodities, packaged foods and beverages, building materials, automobiles, and household goods; general sustenance cargo; and garments, footwear, and other retail merchandise. This segment also offers container stevedoring, container equipment maintenance, and other terminal services on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai, as well as in the Alaska locations of Anchorage, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor. It operates a fleet of 22 owned and 5 chartered vessels. The Logistics segment provides multimodal transportation services, including domestic and international rail intermodal service; long-haul and regional highway brokerage, specialized hauling, flat-bed and project work, less-than-truckload, and expedited freight; and supply chain management, and warehousing and distribution services. This segment also offers freight forwarding, consolidation, customs brokerage, purchase order management, and non-vessel operating common carrier services. The company was formerly known as Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Matson, Inc. in June 2012. Matson, Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Shipping
  • Sub-Industry: Marine
  • Symbol: NYSE:MATX
  • CUSIP: 57686G10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.19199 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 43,126,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $26.89
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $29.22
  • 52 Week Range: $21.63 - $42.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.68
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.83
  • P/E Growth: 3.31
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.01 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.59
  • Book Value: $11.03 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.47
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 2.9%
  • EBITDA: $225.7 million
  • Net Margins: 3.76%
  • Return on Equity: 16.10%
  • Return on Assets: 3.69%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.52%
  • Current Ratio: 1.02%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.02%
  • Average Volume: 297,089 shs.
  • Beta: 1.22
  • Short Ratio: 6.69

Frequently Asked Questions for Matson (NYSE:MATX)

What is Matson's stock symbol?

Matson trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MATX."

How often does Matson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Matson?

Matson announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 1st. This is an increase from Matson's previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. View Matson's Dividend History.

How were Matson's earnings last quarter?

Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 31st. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.11. The business earned $512.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $495.19 million. Matson had a return on equity of 16.10% and a net margin of 3.76%. Matson's revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. View Matson's Earnings History.

When will Matson make its next earnings announcement?

Matson is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Matson.

Where is Matson's stock going? Where will Matson's stock price be in 2017?

4 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Matson's stock. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $32.00. On average, they expect Matson's stock price to reach $25.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Matson.

Who are some of Matson's key competitors?

How do I buy Matson stock?

Shares of Matson can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Matson's stock price today?

One share of Matson stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.28.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Matson (NYSE MATX)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  112 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  120 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  232
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Matson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Matson (NYSE:MATX) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $25.67 (5.91% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Price Target History for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Analysts' Ratings History for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/25/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingUnderperform$22.00LowView Rating Details
9/21/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$30.00 -> $32.00HighView Rating Details
8/18/2017StephensDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$38.00 -> $23.00HighView Rating Details
12/21/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/9/2015FBR & CoBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$45.00 -> $52.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Earnings by Quarter for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Earnings History by Quarter for Matson (NYSE MATX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/6/2017$0.59N/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2017Q2 2017$0.44$0.55$495.19 million$512.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.15$0.16$417.03 million$474.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/21/2017Q416$0.46$0.44$493.69 million$519.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q316$0.70$0.58$481.78 million$500.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/2/2016Q216$0.42$0.42$487.35 million$467.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.42$0.41$475.34 million$454.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$0.62$0.60$517.66 million$494.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.78$1.08$549.48 million$544.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.51$0.56$456.39 million$447.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q115$0.55$0.57$427.70 million$398.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$0.58$0.63$450.27 million$443.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.44$0.50$431.80 million$441.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q313$0.43$0.42$425.62 million$436.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1 14$0.09$0.08$404.70 million$392.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2014Q4$0.33$0.31ViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.44$0.47$398.33 million$416.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012$0.29$0.36$389.13 million$398.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.40$0.45$281.40 million$307.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q2 20171$0.82$0.82$0.82
Q3 20171$1.01$1.01$1.01
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Most Recent Dividend:9/7/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:2.93%
Dividend Growth:6.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:46.24% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
48.19% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
43.48% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Matson (NYSE:MATX)

Dividend History by Quarter for Matson (NYSE MATX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.12%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/23/2017Jeffrey N. WatanabeDirectorBuy4,100$24.07$98,687.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2017Joel M WineCFOBuy6,100$24.07$146,827.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017Thomas B. FargoDirectorBuy2,000$23.61$47,220.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2017W Blake BairdDirectorSell2,578$29.98$77,288.44View SEC Filing  
5/17/2017Stanley M KuriyamaDirectorBuy3,300$29.75$98,175.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017Matthew J CoxCEOSell20,000$32.16$643,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017W Blake BairdDirectorSell2,668$32.63$87,056.84View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Michael J. ChunDirectorSell4,300$34.34$147,662.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2016Ronald J ForestInsiderSell1,536$37.37$57,400.32View SEC Filing  
12/5/2016Peter T HeilmannSVPSell3,218$37.73$121,415.14View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Matthew J CoxCEOSell3,665$36.88$135,165.20View SEC Filing  
11/29/2016Michael J. ChunDirectorSell1,000$38.66$38,660.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016W Blake BairdDirectorSell1,000$41.67$41,670.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016Vic S Angoco JrInsiderSell12,162$40.20$488,912.40View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Vic S Angoco JrSVPSell11,476$36.35$417,152.60View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016W Blake BairdDirectorSell1,000$35.96$35,960.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Michael J ChunDirectorSell3,860$38.88$150,076.80View SEC Filing  
1/12/2016Matthew J. CoxCEOSell5,321$37.85$201,399.85View SEC Filing  
12/11/2015Matthew J. CoxCEOSell5,051$44.23$223,405.73View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Constance H. LauDirectorSell8,082$51.70$417,839.40View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Matthew J. CoxCEOSell4,746$52.24$247,931.04View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015Vic S. Angoco, Jr.SVPSell6,184$51.86$320,702.24View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015W Blake BairdDirectorSell1,000$52.25$52,250.00View SEC Filing  
10/13/2015Matthew J. CoxCEOSell5,468$44.21$241,740.28View SEC Filing  
9/11/2015Matthew J. CoxCEOSell5,017$36.91$185,177.47View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Matthew J CoxCEOSell5,519$40.74$224,844.06View SEC Filing  
7/13/2015Matthew J CoxCEOSell6,687$43.27$289,346.49View SEC Filing  
6/11/2015Matthew J CoxCEOSell6,601$41.18$271,829.18View SEC Filing  
5/21/2015Michael J ChunDirectorSell1,500$41.89$62,835.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Matthew J CoxCEOSell7,081$42.85$303,420.85View SEC Filing  
5/14/2015W Blake BairdDirectorSell1,299$42.47$55,168.53View SEC Filing  
5/7/2015W Blake BairdDirectorSell2,535$42.98$108,954.30View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Dale B HendlerVPSell2,686$33.65$90,383.90View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Ronald J ForestSVPSell8,189$33.32$272,857.48View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Matthew J CoxCEOSell20,000$33.28$665,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014David L HoppesSVPSell60,175$34.48$2,074,834.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Rusty K RolfeInsiderSell10,395$34.26$356,132.70View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Dale B HendlerVPSell23,434$29.16$683,335.44View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Jeffrey N WatanabeDirectorSell3,000$25.50$76,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
Latest Headlines for Matson (NYSE:MATX)
DateHeadline logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Matson, Inc. (MATX) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $532.77 Million - October 6 at 5:58 AM logo$0.61 EPS Expected for Matson, Inc. (MATX) This Quarter - October 4 at 12:28 PM logoTop Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for October 3rd - October 3 at 10:25 AM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - October 1 at 2:50 AM logoMatson, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:MATX) : September 25, 2017 - September 25 at 7:17 PM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Wells Fargo & Company - September 25 at 2:51 PM logoMatson Inc. (MATX) Has Surged To A 1-Month High - September 22 at 9:24 AM logoPasha Hawaii to move into new terminal at Honolulu Harbor - September 22 at 9:24 AM logoMatson, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MATX-US : September 22, 2017 - September 22 at 9:24 AM logoStifel Nicolaus Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Matson, Inc. (MATX) - September 21 at 1:52 PM logoMATX November 17th Options Begin Trading - September 19 at 1:13 AM logoComparing Paragon Shipping (PRGN) & Matson (MATX) - September 14 at 10:33 AM logoFinancial Contrast: Matson (MATX) versus Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Warrants Expiring 12/31/2021 (GNK) - September 10 at 10:22 PM logoAnalyzing Box Ships (TEU) & Matson (MATX) - September 8 at 4:14 PM logoWhy Matson (MATX) Could Be a Top Value Stock Pick - September 7 at 12:56 AM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 6 at 2:28 AM logoMatson Launches New Okinawa Service - September 5 at 4:22 PM logoCritical Survey: Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) and Matson (MATX) - September 4 at 12:24 AM logoMatson, Inc. : MATX-US: Dividend Analysis : August 03rd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 31, 2017 - September 1 at 3:29 AM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $532.77 Million - August 30 at 11:50 AM logoComparing Paragon Shipping (PRGN) and Matson (MATX) - August 27 at 10:24 PM logoMatson Signs Contracts For A Total Of Six New And Upgraded Cranes For Honolulu Terminal - August 24 at 9:03 AM logoInsider Buying: Matson, Inc. (MATX) Director Purchases 4,100 Shares of Stock - August 23 at 8:28 PM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) CFO Buys $146,827.00 in Stock - August 23 at 8:04 PM logoCritical Analysis: Paragon Shipping (PRGN) and Matson (MATX) - August 23 at 2:16 PM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Director Buys $47,220.00 in Stock - August 22 at 7:56 PM logoMatson Inc. (MATX) Tumbled To A New Low After Downgrade - August 21 at 7:46 PM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Downgraded to "Underperform" at Wells Fargo & Company - August 19 at 9:02 PM logoMatson, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MATX-US : August 18, 2017 - August 18 at 10:23 PM logoHere's Why Shares of Matson, Inc. Are Plunging Today - August 18 at 10:23 PM logoMatson's stock suffering biggest-ever selloff after new competition concerns prompt downgrades - August 18 at 10:23 PM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to "Buy" - August 18 at 3:14 PM logoHere's Why Shares of Matson, Inc. Are Plunging Today - August 18 at 1:41 PM logoMatson -24% as company faces new competition for lucrative trading routes - August 18 at 1:19 PM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Downgraded by Stephens to Equal Weight - August 18 at 7:38 AM logoIs Matson a Great Stock for Value Investors? - August 18 at 6:34 AM logoETFs with exposure to Matson, Inc. : August 17, 2017 - August 18 at 6:34 AM logoMatson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 12 at 2:32 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Matson Inc. - August 10 at 4:32 AM logoMatson Rated Among Top Ocean Carriers for 5th Consecutive Year - August 8 at 11:05 PM logoMatson extends service to Tahiti - August 8 at 11:05 PM logoMatson Extends South Pacific Express Service to Tahiti - August 8 at 12:49 AM logoMatson, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MATX-US : August 7, 2017 - August 7 at 7:49 PM logoMatson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) Director Sells $77,288.44 in Stock - August 3 at 9:04 PM logoMatson, Inc. :MATX-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 2, 2017 - August 3 at 4:16 AM logoEdited Transcript of MATX earnings conference call or presentation 31-Jul-17 8:30pm GMT - August 2 at 3:41 AM logoMatson reports Q2 profit of $24M - August 1 at 1:01 AM logoMatson, Inc. (MATX) Announces Earnings Results - July 31 at 9:46 PM logoInvestor Network: Matson, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - July 31 at 8:01 PM logoMatson, Inc. Announces Second Quarter EPS Of $0.55, Affirms 2017 Outlook - July 31 at 8:01 PM



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