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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 0.91
CIE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CIE: 0.91 )
CIE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.91   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.91

F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.56
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 : 3/10

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ROE (%) -22.79
CIE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CIE: -22.79 )
CIE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -24.45   Max: -6.55
Current: -22.79

-24.45
-6.55
ROA (%) -12.81
CIE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.17 vs. CIE: -12.81 )
CIE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.41   Max: -6.25
Current: -12.81

-15.41
-6.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -26.53
CIE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. CIE: -26.53 )
CIE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -38.45   Max: -13.27
Current: -26.53

-38.45
-13.27
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 48.60
CIE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CIE: 48.60 )
CIE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 48.6
Current: 48.6

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48.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 54.90
CIE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. CIE: 54.90 )
CIE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 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
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CIE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 325,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,927,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,005 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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Q1 2014

CIE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Paulson 27,255,800 sh (+108.48%)
Leon Cooperman 1,390,263 sh (+73.13%)
Ron Baron 24,895 sh (+23.27%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 24,819,228 sh (+7.12%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 10,680 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 78,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons 496,748 sh (-74.22%)
Steven Cohen 11,243 sh (-98.45%)
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Q2 2014

CIE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,079,200 sh (+117.25%)
John Paulson 40,966,100 sh (+50.3%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 25,573,828 sh (+3.04%)
Ron Baron 25,295 sh (+1.61%)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Ray Dalio 76,100 sh (-3.06%)
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Q3 2014

CIE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 31,633,946 sh (+23.7%)
John Paulson 41,854,600 sh (+2.17%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CIE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Add 23.7%0.31%$13.66 - $18.18 $ 8.89-42%31633946
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$13.66 - $18.18 $ 8.89-42%0
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Sold Out $13.66 - $18.18 $ 8.89-42%0
John Paulson 2014-06-30 Add 50.3%1.1%$17.2 - $19.36 $ 8.89-51%40966100
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.34%$17.2 - $19.36 $ 8.89-51%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $17.2 - $19.36 $ 8.89-51%0
John Paulson 2014-03-31 Add 108.48%1.25%$15.85 - $19.46 $ 8.89-48%27255800
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Add 73.13%0.14%$15.85 - $19.46 $ 8.89-48%1390263
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 7.12%0.11%$15.85 - $19.46 $ 8.89-48%24819228
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Add 23.27%$15.85 - $19.46 $ 8.89-48%24895
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-12-31 Add 78.86%0.71%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 8.89-57%23170460
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.19%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 8.89-57%803000
John Paulson 2013-12-31 Add 12.52%0.12%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 8.89-57%13073300
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 77.7%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 8.89-57%10680
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 87.08%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 8.89-57%20195
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 50.96%$14.84 - $25.04 $ 8.89-57%78500
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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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Top Ranked Articles about Cobalt International Energy Inc

Paulson Reduces Cobalt International Energy Stake Near 52-Week Low
As Cobalt International Energy (CIE) plunged to its lowest point since 2011, hedge fund manager John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) sold a small fraction of his more than 10% stake in the company, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Read more...
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 1.62
CIE's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CIE: 1.62 )
CIE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.4
Current: 1.62

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4.4
EV-to-EBIT -8.66
CIE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 55.25 vs. CIE: -8.66 )
CIE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -8.66

Current Ratio 6.89
CIE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CIE: 6.89 )
CIE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 69.18
Current: 6.89

0.54
69.18
Quick Ratio 6.60
CIE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CIE: 6.60 )
CIE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 66.45
Current: 6.6

0.28
66.45

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.62
CIE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CIE: 1.62 )
CIE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 4.86
Current: 1.62

1.42
4.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -11.50
CIE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CIE: -11.50 )
CIE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -14.1   Max: 0
Current: -11.5

-14.1
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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 as Cobalt International Energy, Inc. 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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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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