Saturday, June 6, 2015

Should Ocean Rig Shareholders Panic?


  • Ocean Rig priced a perplexing secondary offering below the market price and substantially below book value.
  • The apparent negative secondary has the positive outcome of reducing the ownership position of DryShips.
  • The stock offers a compelling value at or below the offering price.
The news of the day on Ocean Rig (NASDAQ:ORIG) continues to highlight the risks of owning a stock with a weak owner. Prior to the news of the last few weeks, DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) was listed as owning 59.2% of the outstanding shares. Prior to the recent moves, the position in Ocean Rig was worth more than the valuation the market gave DryShips showing the concern or its financial position.

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