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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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Cash to Debt 1.46
CIE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. CIE: 1.46 )
CIE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.46   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.46

F-Score: 1
Z-Score: 2.33
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 : 2/10

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ROE (%) -27.66
CIE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CIE: -27.66 )
CIE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.66   Max: -4.67
Current: -27.66

-27.66
-4.67
ROA (%) -16.21
CIE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.83 vs. CIE: -16.21 )
CIE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -42.78   Max: -4.48
Current: -16.21

-42.78
-4.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -33.48
CIE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.65 vs. CIE: -33.48 )
CIE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -90.37   Max: -9.63
Current: -33.48

-90.37
-9.63
EBITDA Growth (%) 48.60
CIE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CIE: 48.60 )
CIE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 48.6
Current: 48.6

0
48.6
EPS Growth (%) 54.90
CIE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CIE: 54.90 )
CIE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 54.9
Current: 54.9

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54.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CIE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 4,200 sh (New)
John Paulson 760,500 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,000,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,498,249 sh (+10.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 86,009 sh (-62.34%)
Steven Cohen 26,899 sh (-97.31%)
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Q2 2013

CIE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ron Baron 10,795 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 41,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,565,210 sh (+5718.84%)
John Paulson 14,018,900 sh (+1743.38%)
Chuck Royce 30,300 sh (+621.43%)
Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (+50%)
Pioneer Investments 102,422 sh (+19.08%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,526,649 sh (+0.23%)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
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Q3 2013

CIE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 6,010 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 213,063 sh (+108.02%)
Ray Dalio 52,000 sh (+25.91%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,954,669 sh (+3.42%)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 10,795 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Paulson 11,618,900 sh (-17.12%)
Steven Cohen 758,305 sh (-51.55%)
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Q4 2013

CIE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 325,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,005 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,927,100 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 803,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 20,195 sh (+87.08%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 23,170,460 sh (+78.86%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 10,680 sh (+77.7%)
Ray Dalio 78,500 sh (+50.96%)
John Paulson 13,073,300 sh (+12.52%)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 723,900 sh (-4.54%)
Pioneer Investments 15,304 sh (-92.82%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CIE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.19%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 18.12-13%803000
John Paulson 2013-12-31 Add 12.52%0.12%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 18.12-13%13073300
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 50.96%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 18.12-13%78500
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 87.08%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 18.12-13%20195
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 77.7%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 18.12-13%10680
John Paulson 2013-09-30 Reduce -17.12%0.45%$24.34 - $30.2 $ 18.12-33%11618900
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 25.91%$24.34 - $30.2 $ 18.12-33%52000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy$24.34 - $30.2 $ 18.12-33%6010
John Paulson 2013-06-30 Add 1743.38%2.46%$25.14 - $29.07 $ 18.12-33%14018900
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.44%$25.14 - $29.07 $ 18.12-33%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$25.14 - $29.07 $ 18.12-33%41300
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 New Buy$25.14 - $29.07 $ 18.12-33%10795
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.44%$23.09 - $28.2 $ 18.12-29%1000000
John Paulson 2013-03-31 New Buy0.12%$23.09 - $28.2 $ 18.12-29%760500
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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. (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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Baron Funds Comments on Cobalt International Energy
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 3.50
CIE's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CIE: 3.50 )
CIE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.4
Current: 3.5

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4.4
EV-to-EBIT 7.90
CIE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. CIE: 7.90 )
CIE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 7.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 906.00
CIE's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
92% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. CIE: 906.00 )
CIE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.61   Max: 822.5
Current: 906

4.61
822.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 53.29
CIE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. CIE: 53.29 )
CIE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.45   Max: 48.38
Current: 53.29

4.45
48.38
Price/Tangible Book 3.50
CIE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CIE: 3.50 )
CIE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 3.75
Current: 3.5

2.49
3.75
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 36.84
CIE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.69 vs. CIE: 36.84 )
CIE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 36.84

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. is an independent, oil-focused exploration and production company. All of its prospects are oil-focused. In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the Company has drilled as operator two exploratory wells: Ligurian #1 and Criollo #1 and participated as non-operator in three exploratory wells: Heidelberg #1, Shenandoah #1 and Firefox #1 and two appraisal wells Heidelberg #2 and Heidelberg #3. These drilling efforts have resulted in the Heidelberg and Shenandoah oil discoveries. The Company is currently drilling as operator the Ligurian #2 exploratory well. Offshore Angola, the Company has drilled as operator the Cameia #1 exploratory well on Block 21 which resulted in the Cameia pre-salt oil discovery. The Company continues to mature high impact prospects in its portfolio for upcoming exploratory drilling in both the deepwater of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the deepwater offshore Angola and Gabon. The Company has two geographic operating segments: the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. On December 20, 2011, the Company announced that it was evaluating the results of the Cameia #1 exploratory well and that the results at that point in time confirmed the existence of hydrocarbons and was very encouraging. It participated as a non-operator in the Heidelberg #3 appraisal well which was spud in late 2011 in Green Canyon block 903. The Heidelberg #3 well appraised the Heidelberg Miocene oil discovery where more than 200 feet of net oil pay was discovered in February 2009. On February 16, 2012, the operator of the well announced the successful results of the well, which encountered approximately 250 feet of net pay thickness in high-quality Miocene sands. The appraisal well was drilled to a total depth of 31,030 feet in approximately 5,000 feet of water, about 1.5 miles south and 550 feet structurally up-dip from the Heidelberg #1 well. Log and pressure data from the Heidelberg #1 exploratory well and Heidelberg #3 appraisal well indicate excellent quality, continuous and pressure-connected reservoirs with high-quality oil. As of December 31, 2010, it had identified 122 prospects, 79 within its license areas offshore Angola (Blocks 9, 20, and 21) and 43 within its license area offshore Gabon (Diaba block). It currently has two drilling rigs under contract: the Diamond Ocean Confidence and the Petroserv SSV Catarina. 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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