Why Is ZIM Integrated Shipping (ZIM) Stock Down Today?


  • ZIM Integrated Shipping (ZIM) stock is falling with the release of its second-quarter earnings report.
  • The company missed earnings per share (EPS) and revenue estimates.
  • That said, the company did report significant year-over-year (YOY) increases.
(ZIM stock) Container ships now carry about 90 of the world's cargo and the largest container ships can carry over 21,000 units. This one is operated by ZIM Integrated Shipping Services

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ZIM Integrated Shipping (NYSE:ZIM) stock is falling on Wednesday following the release of its second-quarter earnings report.

The first bit of bad news for ZIM stock is the company’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $11.07. That missed the $12.84 per share that Wall Street had expected, although it is a 50% improvement over the $7.38 reported in Q2 2021.

Revenue of $3.43 billion is also not helping ZIM stock today. That figure came in below analysts’ estimate of $3.63 billion. However, much like with its EPS, the company’s revenue did increase 44% year-over-year (YOY).

President and CEO Eli Glickman said the following in the earnings report:

“Over the past several weeks, we have seen a gradual decline in freight rates, including in the transpacific trades, despite continued port congestion and resilient demand, driven by macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainties. The dynamic nature of our industry illustrates the importance of staying focused on ZIM’s core strategy and key strengths.”

ZIM Integrated Shipping reaffirmed its full-year guidance for 2022 in the earnings report. That includes adjusted EBITDA between $7.8 billion and $8.2 billion, as well as adjusted EBIT ranging from $6.3 billion to $6.7 billion.

Today, ZIM stock is seeing higher-than-normal trading volume alongside the Q2 earnings report. Over 5 million shares are moving as of this writing. That’s above the daily average trading volume of about 4.5 million shares.

ZIM stock is down 7% as of Wednesday morning.

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