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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.52
AREX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. AREX: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AREX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.52
0.37
0.81
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.49
WACC vs ROIC
5.02%
-15.29%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -207.45
AREX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -48.82 vs. AREX: -207.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AREX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -207.45  Med: 15.18 Max: 48.1
Current: -207.45
-207.45
48.1
Net-margin (%) -132.56
AREX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -66.22 vs. AREX: -132.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AREX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -132.56  Med: 9.95 Max: 45.43
Current: -132.56
-132.56
45.43
ROE (%) -24.72
AREX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -23.64 vs. AREX: -24.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AREX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.19  Med: 2.36 Max: 38.81
Current: -24.72
-25.19
38.81
ROA (%) -13.08
AREX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -14.36 vs. AREX: -13.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AREX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.56  Med: 1.73 Max: 16.39
Current: -13.08
-13.56
16.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -21.13
AREX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -22.77 vs. AREX: -21.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AREX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.92  Med: 4.20 Max: 33.29
Current: -21.13
-21.92
33.29
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
AREX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. AREX: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AREX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.55 Max: 23.6
Current: -4.1
0
23.6
» AREX's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-06)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

AREX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

RS Investment Management 3,663,375 sh (+4.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 362,400 sh (-59.41%)
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Q2 2015

AREX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Arnold Schneider 2,018,133 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 3,898,025 sh (+6.41%)
Chuck Royce 342,400 sh (-5.52%)
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Q3 2015

AREX Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Arnold Schneider 3,182,540 sh (+57.70%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Q4 2015

AREX Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Arnold Schneider 3,552,703 sh (+11.63%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.20
AREX's P/B is ranked higher than
96% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. AREX: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AREX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.75
Current: 0.2
0.05
2.75
P/S 0.90
AREX's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. AREX: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AREX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 4.13 Max: 12.15
Current: 0.9
0.22
12.15
POCF 1.15
AREX's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. AREX: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AREX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 5.69 Max: 16.48
Current: 1.15
0.28
16.48
Shiller P/E 3.94
AREX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.54 vs. AREX: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AREX' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 3.02 Max: 5.81
Current: 3.94
0.96
5.81
Current Ratio 0.72
AREX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. AREX: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AREX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.72
0.26
1.41
Quick Ratio 0.72
AREX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. AREX: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AREX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.72
0.26
1.41
Days Sales Outstanding 32.65
AREX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 41.39 vs. AREX: 32.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AREX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.72  Med: 42.00 Max: 101.29
Current: 32.65
27.72
101.29
Days Payable 137.08
AREX's Days Payable is ranked higher than
62% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 83.92 vs. AREX: 137.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AREX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 137.08  Med: 323.32 Max: 476.39
Current: 137.08
137.08
476.39

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.20
AREX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
97% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AREX: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AREX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.08
Current: 0.2
0.12
2.08
Price/Median PS Value 0.22
AREX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AREX: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AREX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.09
Current: 0.22
0.14
2.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -44.20
AREX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.70 vs. AREX: -44.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AREX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.00 Max: 24.4
Current: -44.2
0.4
24.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -148.86
AREX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.64 vs. AREX: -148.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AREX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -227.7  Med: -18.20 Max: 2.8
Current: -148.86
-227.7
2.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $131
EPS $ -4.29
Beta2.91
Short Percentage of Float15.40%
52-Week Range $0.60 - 8.94
Shares Outstanding(Mil)40.84

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) -1.44 -1.08
EPS without NRI($) -1.44 -1.08

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Approach Resources Inc was incorporated in September 2002. The Company is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas. In West Texas, Company leased approximately 146,000 net acres as of December 31, 2013. The Company is currently developing resource potential from the Wolfcamp shale oil formation, and also includes drilling targets of Clearfork, Canyon Sands, Strawn and Ellenburger zones. It faces competition from companies that have greater resources and companies that explore for, produce and market oil and gas, carry on refining operations and market the end products on a worldwide basis. It also faces competition from alternative fuel sources, including coal, heating oil, imported LNG, nuclear and other nonrenewable fuel sources, and renewable fuel sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass. The Company is subject to extensive federal, state and local laws and regulations governing environmental protection as well as discharge of materials into the environment.
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