Shares of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services closed up 5% on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.JP MorganSecurities raised the stock’s rating from “neutral” to “outperform” with a target price of $15.40. He believes that the market failed to realize that the challenges faced by ZIM were only temporary. As cost competitiveness naturally improves, prospects are expected to gradually improve. Improve.
Xiaomi analyst Samuel Bland wrote that over the past two years, ZIM hasBenefithas become the lowest profit-making leader among its peers, but “we think this is temporary” and the company’s cost base is expected to become more competitive, on the basis that the delivery price of new charter vessels is more competitive, And vessels chartered at higher prices during the COVID-19 period were either canceled or re-chartered at cheaper prices.
ZIM’s loss before interest and taxes (EBIT) per 20-foot container (TEU) in the second quarter was US$223, which increased from US$244 per unit since 2019 when depreciation and lease costs were included. However, Xiaomi analysts expectpandemicWith fewer charter parties over this period, most of the additional depreciation will be reduced.
Bland believes ZIM has greater exposure to spot prices than competitors, especially on the Pacific route. This is also the reason for ZIM’s poor performance this year, but Xiaomi analysts believe that the performance in the third quarter will be relatively excellent.
ZIM’s share price rose 5% on Monday and has fallen 32.8% this year.