Global Ship Lease Inc. Cl A (GSL): Price and Financial Metrics

Global Ship Lease Inc. Cl A (GSL): $24.29

0.29 (+1.21%)

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  • Momentum is the dimension where GSL ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 92.2% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for GSL is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 48 weeks.
  • GSL ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 34th percentile.

GSL Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Global Ship Lease Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 5.47% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For GSL, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 92.79% of US equities we're observing.
  • Over the past twelve months, GSL has reported earnings growth of -627.39%, putting it ahead of merely 3.37% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to GSL, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MGP, TGP, NNA, SHIP, and SOHO.
  • Visit GSL's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

GSL Valuation Summary

  • GSL's EV/EBIT ratio is 9.7; this is 54.67% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • GSL's price/earnings ratio has moved down 15.1 over the prior 159 months.
  • GSL's price/earnings ratio has moved down 15.1 over the prior 159 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for GSL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
GSL 2021-08-26 1.2 0.8 9.4 9.7
GSL 2021-08-25 1.3 0.8 9.5 9.8
GSL 2021-08-24 1.3 0.8 9.5 9.8
GSL 2021-08-23 1.2 0.8 9.4 9.7
GSL 2021-08-20 1.2 0.7 8.9 9.6
GSL 2021-08-19 1.2 0.7 8.8 9.5

GSL Growth Metrics

  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 31.24%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 155.12%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 161.66%.
Over the past 24 months, GSL's revenue has gone up $125,716,000.

The table below shows GSL's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2020-12-31 282.813 104.429 37.568
2019-12-31 261.102 93.381 36.757
2018-12-31 157.097 47.742 -60.426
2017-12-31 158.988 57.818 -77.328
2016-12-31 166.523 71.152 -68.157
2015-12-31 164.919 62.337 -31.937

GSL's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • GSL has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 57.83% of graded US stocks.
  • GSL's asset turnover comes in at 0.215 -- ranking 90th of 138 Transportation stocks.
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The table below shows GSL's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2020-12-31 0.215 0.636 0.056
2019-12-31 0.202 0.629 0.059
2018-12-31 0.165 0.676 -0.006
2017-12-31 0.219 0.727 -0.015
2016-12-31 0.198 0.726 -0.017
2015-12-31 0.184 0.696 0.015

GSL Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of GSL, see our GSL price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $23.25 Average Broker Recommendation 1.25 (Strong Buy)

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GSL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $24.29 52-week high $25.44
Prev. close $24.00 52-week low $5.97
Day low $23.55 Volume 543,100
Day high $24.78 Avg. volume 607,627
50-day MA $20.16 Dividend yield 4.12%
200-day MA $16.26 Market Cap 881.31M

Global Ship Lease Inc. Cl A (GSL) Company Bio

Global Ship Lease, Inc. is a holding company, which owns and charters out containerships under long-term and fixed rate charters to container shipping companies. It also focuses on the operation and technical management of each vessel, such as crewing, provision of lubricating oils, maintaining the vessel, periodic dry docking, and performing work required by regulations. The company was founded on May 3, 2007 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Global Ship Lease Inc New Consensus Indicates Potential 2.7% Upside

Global Ship Lease Inc New with ticker code (GSL) now have 4 analysts in total covering the stock. The consensus rating is ''Strong_Buy''. The range between the high target price and low target price is between 28 and 16 and has a mean target at 23.25. With the stocks previous close at 22.64 this would imply there is a potential upside of 2.7%. The 50 day moving average now sits at 20.87 while the 200 day moving average is 17.42. The company has a market cap of $836m. Find out more information at: /> [stock_market_widget type="chart" symbol="GSL" chart="bar" range="6mo" interval="1d" line-color="rgb(49, 125, 189)"] Global Ship Lease owns and charters containerships of various sizes under fixed-rate charters to container shipping companies. As of March 10, 2021, it owned 43 mid-sized and ...

DirectorsTalk | September 22, 2021

Is Global Ship Lease (GSL) Stock Outpacing Its Transportation Peers This Year?

Is (GSL) Outperforming Other Transportation Stocks This Year?

Yahoo | September 22, 2021

Global Ship Lease Joins Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization

Declaration by 150+ industry-leading signatories urges world leaders to deliver policies to fully decarbonize international shipping by 2050LONDON, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) (the “Company”) today joined more than 150 industry leaders and organizations representing the entire maritime value chain, including shipping, cargo, energy, finance, ports, and infrastructure, in calling for governments to work together with industry to deliver the policies and i

Yahoo | September 22, 2021

5 Stocks With Recent Price Strength Defying Market Volatility

Investors target stocks that are witnessing a bullish run. Some stocks seeing price strength are ESEA, GRIN, GSL, BVH and BDC.

Yahoo | September 20, 2021

Global Ship Lease (GSL) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

Global Ship Lease (GSL) closed at $24.47 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.05% move from the prior day.

Yahoo | September 17, 2021

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GSL Price Returns

1-mo 22.06%
3-mo 18.09%
6-mo 75.95%
1-year 311.60%
3-year 191.87%
5-year 84.79%
YTD 110.13%
2020 34.65%
2019 78.02%
2018 -46.55%
2017 -22.67%
2016 -42.31%

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