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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.48
BP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. BP: 0.48 )
BP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.48

0
0.5
Equity to Asset 0.42
BP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. BP: 0.42 )
BP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.42

0.35
0.51
Interest Coverage 11.05
BP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 17.81 vs. BP: 11.05 )
BP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 55.57
Current: 11.05

3.63
55.57
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.24
M-Score: -2.35
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.90
BP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. BP: 7.90 )
BP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 14.03
Current: 7.9

-1.2
14.03
Net-margin (%) 5.92
BP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. BP: 5.92 )
BP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 9.03
Current: 5.92

-1.2
9.03
ROE (%) 18.14
BP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.84 vs. BP: 18.14 )
BP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.92   Max: 27.65
Current: 18.14

-3.92
27.65
ROA (%) 7.67
BP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. BP: 7.67 )
BP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.37   Max: 10.65
Current: 7.67

-1.37
10.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.03
BP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 13.46 vs. BP: 22.03 )
BP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.12   Max: 35.95
Current: 22.03

-3.12
35.95
Revenue Growth (%) 8.60
BP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BP: 8.60 )
BP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.3   Max: 63.4
Current: 8.6

-29.3
63.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 83.60
BP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BP: 83.60 )
BP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.9   Max: 83.6
Current: 83.6

-43.9
83.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

BP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Tom Russo 25,301 sh (+314.7%)
Ray Dalio 175,200 sh (+275.97%)
James Barrow 30,796,501 sh (+33.41%)
Charles Brandes 3,017,898 sh (+14.16%)
Richard Snow 740,149 sh (+9.82%)
Seth Klarman 18,597,482 sh (+8.59%)
David Dreman 202,876 sh (+3.81%)
Richard Pzena 10,087,451 sh (+0.41%)
Jeff Auxier 233,192 sh (+0.16%)
Ken Fisher 1,471,125 sh (+0.15%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 267 sh (unchged)
T Boone Pickens 5,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 7,133,001 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 950,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,265,700 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 76,500 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 5,762 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 2,600 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 10,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Bill Frels 455,445 sh (-0.51%)
Murray Stahl 33,503 sh (-0.67%)
Mario Gabelli 126,475 sh (-15.95%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 53,040 sh (-84.66%)
Pioneer Investments 152,774 sh (-90.83%)
Steven Cohen 8,287 sh (-91.77%)
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Q3 2013

BP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Prem Watsa 5,000 sh (New)
Irving Kahn 489,255 sh (+539.55%)
Mario Gabelli 145,375 sh (+14.94%)
Richard Snow 833,592 sh (+12.62%)
Richard Pzena 11,078,125 sh (+9.82%)
Charles Brandes 3,265,862 sh (+8.22%)
David Dreman 211,493 sh (+4.25%)
James Barrow 31,420,346 sh (+2.03%)
Murray Stahl 34,053 sh (+1.64%)
Bill Gates 7,226,278 sh (+1.31%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 270 sh (+1.12%)
Jeff Auxier 233,992 sh (+0.34%)
Brian Rogers 3,265,700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 2,600 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 10,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,470,526 sh (-0.04%)
Ray Dalio 172,300 sh (-1.66%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,548 sh (-3.71%)
Bill Frels 426,953 sh (-6.26%)
Tom Russo 22,707 sh (-10.25%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 36,529 sh (-31.13%)
Seth Klarman 5,597,482 sh (-69.9%)
Pioneer Investments 14,054 sh (-90.8%)
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Q4 2013

BP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Einhorn 980,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 16,641 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 58,762 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 258,900 sh (+50.26%)
Prem Watsa 7,000 sh (+40%)
Irving Kahn 520,745 sh (+6.44%)
Murray Stahl 35,378 sh (+3.89%)
Pioneer Investments 14,247 sh (+1.37%)
Bill Gates 7,315,267 sh (+1.23%)
Seth Klarman 5,666,413 sh (+1.23%)
Charles Brandes 3,283,157 sh (+0.53%)
Richard Snow 835,936 sh (+0.28%)
Jeff Auxier 234,042 sh (+0.02%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 270 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 5,548 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,265,700 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 10,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 2,600 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 22,707 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,469,425 sh (-0.07%)
Bill Frels 423,816 sh (-0.73%)
Richard Pzena 10,866,679 sh (-1.91%)
Mario Gabelli 140,375 sh (-3.44%)
James Barrow 29,411,270 sh (-6.39%)
David Dreman 142,771 sh (-32.49%)
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Q1 2014

BP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 3,265,700 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -32.49%0.26%$41.54 - $48.27 $ 48.887%142771
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Reduce -6.39%0.13%$41.54 - $48.27 $ 48.887%29411270
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 50.26%0.03%$41.54 - $48.27 $ 48.887%258900
Prem Watsa 2013-12-31 Add 40%0.01%$41.54 - $48.27 $ 48.887%7000
Seth Klarman 2013-09-30 Reduce -69.9%13.49%$40.53 - $43.69 $ 48.8816%5597482
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 8.22%0.14%$40.53 - $43.69 $ 48.8816%3265862
Prem Watsa 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$40.53 - $43.69 $ 48.8816%5000
Seth Klarman 2013-06-30 Add 8.59%1.53%$40.23 - $44.07 $ 48.8815%18597482
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Add 33.41%0.55%$40.23 - $44.07 $ 48.8815%30796501
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Add 14.16%0.2%$40.23 - $44.07 $ 48.8815%3017898
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 275.97%0.05%$40.23 - $44.07 $ 48.8815%175200
Seth Klarman 2013-03-31 Add 56.73%8.43%$40.19 - $45.21 $ 48.8815%17126858
Richard Perry 2013-03-31 Sold Out 3.5%$40.19 - $45.21 $ 48.8815%0
James Barrow 2013-03-31 Add 73.78%0.76%$40.19 - $45.21 $ 48.8815%23084135
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$40.19 - $45.21 $ 48.8815%46600
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Preferred stocks of BP PLC

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BP.B.UK1.632.769% Cum.2nd Pref.Shs
BP.A.UK1.472.738% Cum.1st Pref.Shs

Guru Investment Theses on BP PLC

David Einhorn Comments on BP - Jan 23, 2014

We established a position in BP (BP) at an average price of $47.39. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was nearly four years ago. Since then, investors have focused on the ensuing legal cases regarding clean-up and restitution efforts, while overlooking BP’s improved return on capital inits core businesses. Allowing for more negative legal outcomes than BP has currently provisioned, we believe the company’s net asset value (NAV) is nearly $70 per share. It can therefore create substantial value by selling assets at or above NAV and using the income torepurchase stock at a significant discount. This is exactly what BP has been doing. Further, BP has restricted capital expenditures and increased dividends – all evidence of a more shareholder-friendly approach. As the legal issues subside, we expect the market to appreciate BP’s portfolio value and its improved capital allocation. In the meantime, we own an industry leader at 9x earnings with a 5% dividend yield. BP shares ended the quarter at $48.61.



From David Einhorn (TradesPortfolio)'s fourth quarter 2013 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 6.60
BP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. BP: 6.60 )
BP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 20.71
Current: 6.6

4.41
20.71
P/B 1.10
BP's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. BP: 1.10 )
BP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.28
Current: 1.1

0.99
3.28
P/S 0.39
BP's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. BP: 0.39 )
BP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.47
Current: 0.39

0.3
1.47
EV-to-EBIT 6.20
BP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. BP: 6.20 )
BP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 475.1
Current: 6.2

3.2
475.1
PEG 0.30
BP's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BP: 0.30 )
BP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 6.38
Current: 0.3

0.24
6.38
Shiller P/E 9.40
BP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. BP: 9.40 )
BP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.15   Max: 22.59
Current: 9.4

5.15
22.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.54
BP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. BP: 4.54 )
BP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 9.43
Current: 4.54

0.86
9.43
Dividend Payout 0.30
BP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. BP: 0.30 )
BP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.85
Current: 0.3

0.21
2.85
Dividend growth (3y) 37.60
BP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BP: 37.60 )
BP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -30.8   Max: 37.6
Current: 37.6

-30.8
37.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.60
BP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. BP: 4.60 )
BP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 9.43
Current: 4.6

0.86
9.43
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
BP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. BP: -0.10 )
BP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 16.4   Max: -51.2
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
BP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BP: 1.60 )
BP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 7.35
Current: 1.6

1.59
7.35
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
BP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BP: 1.20 )
BP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 3.16
Current: 1.2

0.86
3.16
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
BP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. BP: 0.60 )
BP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.24
Current: 0.6

0.5
3.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.40
BP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BP: 0.40 )
BP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.87
Current: 0.4

0.35
1.87
Price/Graham Number 0.70
BP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BP: 0.70 )
BP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 5.43
Current: 0.7

0.64
5.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 16.20
BP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. BP: 16.20 )
BP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 31.1
Current: 16.2

0.2
31.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.37
BP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. BP: 24.37 )
BP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.7   Max: 46.7
Current: 24.37

-18.7
46.7

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Integrated » Oil & Gas Integrated
Compare:XOM, RDS.B, CVX, EC, PBR » details
Traded in other countries:BP.B.UK, BP..UK, BP.A.UK, BPAQF.USA, BPE.Germany, BSU.Germany, BPE5.Germany
BP PLC operates as an integrated oil and gas company and is the parent company of the BP group of companies. The Company has three reportable segments: Upstream, Downstream and TNK-BP. Upstream's activities include oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, midstream transportation, storage and processing and the marketing and trading of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, together with power and natural gas liquids. The segment is organized into three functional divisions; Exploration, Developments and Production. Downstream's activities include the refining, manufacturing, marketing, transportation, and supply and trading of crude oil, petroleum, petrochemicals products and related services to wholesale and retail customers and segment TNK-BP is a major Russian oil company, which owns upstream and downstream assets.

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