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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.84
CIE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. CIE: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CIE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.84
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.24
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 : 4/10

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history
ROE (%) -23.26
CIE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.85 vs. CIE: -23.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CIE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -24.45  Med: -11.55 Max: -7.04
Current: -23.26
-24.45
-7.04
ROA (%) -11.27
CIE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.15 vs. CIE: -11.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CIE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.41  Med: -8.66 Max: -6.25
Current: -11.27
-15.41
-6.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -21.33
CIE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.63 vs. CIE: -21.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CIE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -37.8  Med: -24.75 Max: -13.27
Current: -21.33
-37.8
-13.27
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 44.70
CIE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CIE: 44.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CIE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 32.00 Max: 48.6
Current: 44.7
0
48.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 52.90
CIE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. CIE: 52.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CIE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 42.90 Max: 54.9
Current: 52.9
0
54.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CIE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 31,633,946 sh (+23.70%)
John Paulson 41,854,600 sh (+2.17%)
John Paulson 41,854,600 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

CIE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 42,837,393 sh (+35.42%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 41,695,561 sh (+31.81%)
John Paulson 41,751,100 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 41,751,100 sh (-0.25%)
John Paulson 41,751,100 sh (-0.20%)
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Q1 2015

CIE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 48,592,138 sh (+16.54%)
John Paulson 41,751,100 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2015

CIE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 10,200 sh (New)
John Paulson 41,751,100 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 46,028,391 sh (-5.28%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Cobalt International Energy Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Cobalt International Energy - Feb 25, 2014

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) is an offshore, deepwater-focused exploration and development company. The company has an active exploration program in the Gulf of Mexico and west coast of Africa. Its shares have been hurt over the last several months by a series of well results that were either completely unsuccessful or less successful than investors had anticipated. The company still has an attractive base of discovered resources and a deep inventory of undrilled prospects providing for long- term upside potential.

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s Baron Funds fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Ratios

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P/B 1.63
CIE's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. CIE: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CIE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 4.4
Current: 1.63
0
4.4
Current Ratio 4.69
CIE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. CIE: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CIE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 8.80 Max: 69.18
Current: 4.69
0.54
69.18
Quick Ratio 4.50
CIE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CIE: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CIE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 8.58 Max: 66.45
Current: 4.5
0.28
66.45
Days Inventory 477.79
CIE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
99% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.74 vs. CIE: 477.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CIE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 51.61  Med: 300.30 Max: 400.71
Current: 477.79
51.61
400.71

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.68
CIE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
74% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. CIE: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CIE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 2.90 Max: 4.86
Current: 1.68
1.42
4.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -12.10
CIE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.60 vs. CIE: -12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CIE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.16  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -12.1
-14.16
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Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 88
EPS($) -1.31 -0.69
EPS without NRI($) -1.31 -0.69

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:C1O.Germany,
Cobalt International Energy Inc was incorporated in State of Delaware in August 2009. It is an oil exploration and production companyin the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon in West Africa. Its oil-focused, below-salt exploration includes nine discoveries out of the fourteen exploration prospects drilled. These nine discoveries consist of North Platte, Heidelberg and Shenandoah in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; Cameia, Lontra, Mavinga, Bicuar and Orca offshore Angola; and Diaman offshore Gabon. With these discoveries its main focus are Project Appraisal and Development, Continued Exploration to simultaneously maintain a robust exploration program & New Ventures. The Company operats in two geographic segments: the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. The Company is subject to stringent and complex international, foreign, federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations governing matters including the emission and discharge of pollutants into the ground, air or water; the generation, storage, handling, use and transportation of regulated materials; and the health and safety of its employees.
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Cobalt Internati Jan 02 2015 
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Against Cobalt Internat Jan 02 2015 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Cobalt International Energy Inc, Nike Inc, Energy XXI Ltd, and Varonis S Dec 28 2014 
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP Announces Securities Class Action Suit Filed Against Cobal Dec 02 2014 
Paulson Reduces Cobalt International Energy Stake Near 52-Week Low Oct 23 2014 
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