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SAExploration Holdings

DB:386A
Snowflake Description

Imperfect balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
386A
DB
$5M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Energy
Company description

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 last earnings update was 60 days ago. More info.


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  • SAExploration Holdings has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
386A Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
14.1%
DB:386A
8.1%
Europe Energy Services
-0.6%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-66.5%
DB:386A
-57.2%
Europe Energy Services
-20.9%
DE Market
386A Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
SAExploration Holdings (386A) 14.1% -33.9% -56.2% -66.5% - -
Europe Energy Services 8.1% -27.8% -50.1% -57.2% -65.6% -87.6%
DE Market -0.6% -16.6% -26% -20.9% -25.8% -31.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • 386A underperformed the Energy Services industry which returned -57.2% over the past year.
  • 386A underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -20.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
386A
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is SAExploration Holdings undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.

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. You can see them here.

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INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for SAExploration Holdings. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is €1.13.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for SAExploration Holdings's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are SAExploration Holdings's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:386A PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $-8.33
NasdaqCM:SAEX Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2020-04-06) in USD $1.18
Europe Energy Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 31 Publicly-Listed Energy Services Companies 8.85x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 401 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.45x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of SAExploration Holdings.

DB:386A PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqCM:SAEX Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 1.18 ÷ -8.33

-0.14x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • SAExploration Holdings is loss making, we can't compare its value to the Europe Energy Services industry average.
  • SAExploration Holdings is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does SAExploration Holdings's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:386A PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.14x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
Europe Energy Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 20 Publicly-Listed Energy Services Companies 0.51x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 256 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.16x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for SAExploration Holdings, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on SAExploration Holdings's assets?
Raw Data
DB:386A PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $-8.27
NasdaqCM:SAEX Share Price * NasdaqCM (2020-04-06) in USD $1.18
Europe Energy Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 70 Publicly-Listed Energy Services Companies 0.4x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 572 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.44x
DB:386A PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqCM:SAEX Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 1.18 ÷ -8.27

-0.14x

* Primary Listing of SAExploration Holdings.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • SAExploration Holdings has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the Europe Energy Services industry average.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of 386A’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.
  2. When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through SAExploration Holdings's regulatory filings and announcements.
  3. Show me more potentially undervalued companies in the Energy Services industry
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Value checks
We assess SAExploration Holdings's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Energy Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Energy Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. SAExploration Holdings has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is SAExploration Holdings expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

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The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
21.1%
Expected Energy Services industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is SAExploration Holdings expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare SAExploration Holdings's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare SAExploration Holdings's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare SAExploration Holdings's revenue growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:386A Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Europe Energy Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 21.1%
Europe Energy Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average -0.4%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.1%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:386A Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:386A Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 236 -9 -36
2019-06-30 227 -9 -51
2019-03-31 155 -34 -63
2018-12-31 99 -30 -113
2018-09-30 74 -29 -112
2018-06-30 81 -29 -97
2018-03-31 78 -10 -97
2017-12-31 127 -2 -42
2017-09-30 148 -1 -47
2017-06-30 158 2 -51
2017-03-31 202 -12 -32
2016-12-31 206 -20 -25

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if SAExploration Holdings is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if SAExploration Holdings is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:386A Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from SAExploration Holdings Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:386A Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 -8.33
2019-06-30 -11.95
2019-03-31 -12.34
2018-12-31 -32.91
2018-09-30 -66.22
2018-06-30 -101.80
2018-03-31 -160.80
2017-12-31 -88.76
2017-09-30 -100.07
2017-06-30 -116.31
2017-03-31 -101.48
2016-12-31 -122.60

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if SAExploration Holdings will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of 386A’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.
  2. SAExploration Holdings's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Energy companies here
  3. SAExploration Holdings's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess SAExploration Holdings's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
SAExploration Holdings has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has SAExploration Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare SAExploration Holdings's growth in the last year to its industry (Energy Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • SAExploration Holdings does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare SAExploration Holdings's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare SAExploration Holdings's 1-year growth to the Europe Energy Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
SAExploration Holdings's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from SAExploration Holdings Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:386A Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 235.53 -35.80 46.69
2019-06-30 227.26 -51.29 47.57
2019-03-31 154.60 -62.98 45.11
2018-12-31 98.67 -113.47 41.51
2018-09-30 73.85 -111.57 35.31
2018-06-30 81.30 -96.86 26.73
2018-03-31 77.98 -96.64 24.83
2017-12-31 127.02 -41.63 25.56
2017-09-30 147.55 -46.94 26.92
2017-06-30 158.09 -50.59 27.42
2017-03-31 201.58 -32.43 27.62
2016-12-31 205.56 -25.03 27.83
2016-09-30 203.85 -15.95 28.81
2016-06-30 228.80 1.35 30.93
2016-03-31 238.61 3.19 32.44
2015-12-31 228.14 -9.88 33.96
2015-09-30 292.69 -15.74 33.27
2015-06-30 342.56 -39.04 34.40
2015-03-31 378.84 -41.28 36.44
2014-12-31 386.82 -41.75 37.71
2014-09-30 369.31 -18.35 40.23
2014-06-30 308.93 -25.04 38.27
2014-03-31 248.16 -26.22 34.17
2013-12-31 245.27 -21.05 32.24
2013-09-30 220.29 -30.88 27.53
2013-06-30 248.33 1.70 27.29

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if SAExploration Holdings has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if SAExploration Holdings has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the Europe Energy Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if SAExploration Holdings improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess SAExploration Holdings's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Energy Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
SAExploration Holdings has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is SAExploration Holdings's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up SAExploration Holdings's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • SAExploration Holdings is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • SAExploration Holdings's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of SAExploration Holdings's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • SAExploration Holdings has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from SAExploration Holdings Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

DB:386A Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 -30.99 103.36 13.38
2019-06-30 -18.19 101.34 25.94
2019-03-31 -13.06 100.40 9.48
2018-12-31 -17.36 89.81 7.58
2018-09-30 37.64 94.30 20.34
2018-06-30 42.99 57.43 4.53
2018-03-31 73.07 57.36 13.40
2017-12-31 -56.06 115.94 3.69
2017-09-30 15.29 121.10 13.54
2017-06-30 29.95 119.39 20.24
2017-03-31 47.45 118.78 11.51
2016-12-31 38.06 117.91 11.46
2016-09-30 60.91 106.55 11.50
2016-06-30 -13.91 156.50 16.84
2016-03-31 -14.04 146.48 12.39
2015-12-31 -30.21 143.53 11.30
2015-09-30 -17.86 140.43 17.32
2015-06-30 -25.58 150.84 27.18
2015-03-31 -28.40 151.27 10.93
2014-12-31 -29.08 151.65 12.32
2014-09-30 -8.29 150.00 28.38
2014-06-30 13.90 98.88 13.36
2014-03-31 12.30 93.94 13.40
2013-12-31 10.94 93.59 17.35
2013-09-30 6.29 93.10 16.76
2013-06-30 36.44 92.24 28.52
  • SAExploration Holdings has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.
  • Irrelevant to check if SAExploration Holdings's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.
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.

  • SAExploration Holdings has sufficient cash runway for 1.3 years based on current free cash flow.
  • SAExploration Holdings has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 5.5% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess SAExploration Holdings's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. SAExploration Holdings has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is SAExploration Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from SAExploration Holdings dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of SAExploration Holdings shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate SAExploration Holdings's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate SAExploration Holdings's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:386A Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Energy Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 14 Stocks 6.8%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 315 Stocks 3.9%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.7%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 4.9%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as SAExploration Holdings has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if SAExploration Holdings's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of SAExploration Holdings's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as SAExploration Holdings has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess SAExploration Holdings's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can SAExploration Holdings afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. SAExploration Holdings has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of SAExploration Holdings's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Mike Faust
COMPENSATION $191,000
AGE 58
CEO Bio

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 Officer. Mr. Faust is a consultant with Quartz Geophysical LLC, a geophysical consulting business. Mr. Faust serves as Independent Director of Obsidian Energy Ltd. since December 5, 2019. Mr. Faust had been a Director of Obsidian Energy Ltd. since May 11, 2018 until December 5, 2019 and served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since March 18, 2019 until December 5, 2019. He has been an Independent Director of Parker Drilling Company since March 26, 2019. Mr. Faust served as Vice President of Exploration and Land at ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. since 2013. Mr. Faust began his career with ConocoPhillips in 1997 in Alaska as the Tarn Development Geophysicist. Mr. Faust has industry, financial and leadership experience within the oil and gas sector, including diverse geological, geophysical and technical reservoir experience spanning many different basins and formations throughout the world. He served as the President of the Geophysical Society of Alaska from 2001 to 2002. After the initial development of the first satellite field to the Kuparuk River Unit, Mr. Faust became the Geoscience Supervisor for Kuparuk. In 2000, Mr. Faust was Exploration Manager for Technology and Operations. In 2002, he added the role of Alaska Chief Geophysicist to his duties. After joining Arco Alaska, Inc. in 1997, Mr. Faust held multiple senior positions. In 2008, Mr. Faust was Vice President of Exploration and Land at ConocoPhillips Canada Limited. Prior to Arco Alaska, Inc. In 2006, Mr. Faust became the Offshore Exploration Manager, where he led the Chukchi Sea lease sale team that successfully acquired current acreage position. In 2009, Mr. Faust was named Exploration Vice President for the Canadian Business Unit. In 2011, Mr. Faust returned to Alaska to become the Project Manager for the Chukchi Sea Exploration Program. In 2013, he assumed the role of Exploration Vice President for Alaska. He begin his career with Exxon Co. USA in 1983. He spent his first 14 years in the industry working in various technical and leadership roles with Exxon Co. International, Esso Norge A.S. and Exxon Exploration Company. Mr. Faust had a long career of increasing responsibilities with ExxonMobil. Mr. Faust has been Independent Director of SAExploration Holdings, Inc. since January 17, 2017 and had been its Lead Independent Director since March 2018 until August 15, 2019. Mr. Faust is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Mr. Faust earned his Master of Arts degree in Geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Washington in 1981.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Mike to compare compensation growth.
  • Mike's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team

Mike Faust

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$191K
AGE
58

Kevin Hubbard

TITLE
Interim Chief Financial Officer
TENURE
0.7 yrs

Mike Scott

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Operations
COMPENSATION
$79K
AGE
61
TENURE
3.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the SAExploration Holdings board of directors in years:

2.3
Average Tenure
60
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the SAExploration Holdings board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Mike Faust

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$191K
AGE
58
TENURE
0.7 yrs

Gary Dalton

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$180K
AGE
64
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Mel Cooper

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$195K
AGE
65
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Jacob Mercer

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$100K
AGE
44
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Alan Menkes

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$169K
AGE
60
TENURE
2.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
14. Jun 19 Sell Brian Beatty Individual 13. Jun 19 13. Jun 19 -44,311 €2.70 €-119,745
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Management checks
We assess SAExploration Holdings's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. SAExploration Holdings has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

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Company Info

Description

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.

Details
Name: SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
386A
Exchange: DB
Founded: 2011
$4,702,729
4,299,670
Website: http://www.saexploration.com
Address: SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
1160 Dairy Ashford Road,
Suite 160,
Houston,
Texas, 77079,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM SAEX New Common Stock Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 25. Jun 2013
DB 386A New Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 25. Jun 2013
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
803
SAExploration Holdings employees.
Industry
Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
Energy
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/07 01:11
End of day share price update: 2020/04/06 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2020/02/07
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.