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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
Equity to Asset 0.47
CNQ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CNQ: 0.47 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.47

0.32
0.56
Interest Coverage 11.91
CNQ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. CNQ: 11.91 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 53.8
Current: 11.91

4.22
53.8
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.85
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
13.47%
9.77%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.77
CNQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. CNQ: 23.77 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.58   Max: 60.35
Current: 23.77

18.58
60.35
Net-margin (%) 15.13
CNQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CNQ: 15.13 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 30.82
Current: 15.13

6.7
30.82
ROE (%) 11.84
CNQ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. CNQ: 11.84 )
CNQ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.74   Max: 31.46
Current: 11.84

4.74
31.46
ROA (%) 5.75
CNQ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. CNQ: 5.75 )
CNQ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 12.66
Current: 5.75

1.9
12.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.60
CNQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. CNQ: 9.60 )
CNQ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 33.55
Current: 9.6

6.34
33.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
CNQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. CNQ: 8.00 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2   Max: 48.1
Current: 8

-2
48.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
CNQ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CNQ: 3.30 )
CNQ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 48.5
Current: 3.3

-8.4
48.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
CNQ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. CNQ: 10.80 )
CNQ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 110.2
Current: 10.8

-19.6
110.2
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CNQ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 666,576 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 930,000 sh (+7.12%)
Tweedy Browne 670,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 5,176,500 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 5,716,400 sh (-0.04%)
Ruane Cunniff 773,304 sh (-0.67%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 26,946,076 sh (-1.12%)
David Winters 3,059,253 sh (-1.33%)
Chris Davis 32,054,891 sh (-8.07%)
Ray Dalio 339,000 sh (-9.41%)
NWQ Managers 6,685,057 sh (-36.43%)
Steven Cohen 1,004,871 sh (-37.59%)
Murray Stahl 200,399 sh (-53.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,054,900 sh (-57.94%)
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Q2 2014

CNQ Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Heebner 130,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 430,400 sh (+26.96%)
David Winters 3,101,989 sh (+1.4%)
Tweedy Browne 670,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,011,300 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 5,176,500 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 770,797 sh (-0.32%)
Murray Stahl 197,609 sh (-1.39%)
First Pacific Advisors 5,519,100 sh (-3.45%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 25,470,670 sh (-5.48%)
Alan Fournier 780,000 sh (-16.13%)
NWQ Managers 3,972,693 sh (-40.57%)
Chris Davis 18,798,800 sh (-41.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 76,200 sh (-92.78%)
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Q3 2014

CNQ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 110,700 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 5,765,900 sh (+470.15%)
Alan Fournier 815,000 sh (+4.49%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 25,835,687 sh (+1.43%)
First Pacific Advisors 5,575,000 sh (+1.01%)
Tweedy Browne 670,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 5,176,500 sh (unchged)
David Winters 3,101,989 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 759,123 sh (-1.51%)
Murray Stahl 193,152 sh (-2.26%)
Chris Davis 16,535,540 sh (-12.04%)
NWQ Managers 3,156,241 sh (-20.55%)
Ray Dalio 281,900 sh (-34.5%)
Jeremy Grantham 27,900 sh (-63.39%)
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Q4 2014

CNQ Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Romick 5,280,000 sh (+2%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CNQ

(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
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -20.55%0.37%$38.95 - $46.23 $ 28.94-32%3156241
Chris Davis 2014-09-30 Reduce -12.04%0.31%$38.95 - $46.23 $ 28.94-32%16535540
Ken Heebner 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.16%$38.95 - $46.23 $ 28.94-32%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -34.5%0.05%$38.95 - $46.23 $ 28.94-32%281900
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.03%$38.95 - $46.23 $ 28.94-32%110700
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Reduce -41.35%1.41%$38.48 - $45.72 $ 28.94-30%18798800
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -40.57%0.89%$38.48 - $45.72 $ 28.94-30%3972693
David Winters 2014-06-30 Add 1.4%0.25%$38.48 - $45.72 $ 28.94-30%3101989
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.25%$38.48 - $45.72 $ 28.94-30%0
Ken Heebner 2014-06-30 New Buy0.16%$38.48 - $45.72 $ 28.94-30%130000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Reduce -5.48%0.15%$38.48 - $45.72 $ 28.94-30%25470670
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 26.96%0.03%$38.48 - $45.72 $ 28.94-30%430400
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 Reduce -36.43%1.13%$31.8 - $38.07 $ 28.94-17%6685057
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.25%$31.8 - $38.07 $ 28.94-17%666576
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.07%0.23%$31.8 - $38.07 $ 28.94-17%32054891
David Winters 2014-03-31 Reduce -1.33%0.15%$31.8 - $38.07 $ 28.94-17%3059253
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.60
CNQ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 12.60 )
CNQ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.15   Max: 59.89
Current: 12.6

4.15
59.89
Forward P/E 21.55
CNQ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 21.55 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.20
CNQ's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 12.20 )
CNQ' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.16   Max: 61.51
Current: 12.2

4.16
61.51
P/B 1.40
CNQ's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CNQ: 1.40 )
CNQ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 4.65
Current: 1.4

1.13
4.65
P/S 1.90
CNQ's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. CNQ: 1.90 )
CNQ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 4.14
Current: 1.9

1.27
4.14
POCF 4.61
CNQ's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. CNQ: 4.61 )
CNQ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 9.08
Current: 4.61

3.04
9.08
EV-to-EBIT 10.57
CNQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 69.72 vs. CNQ: 10.57 )
CNQ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 32.8
Current: 10.57

3.6
32.8
PEG 1.34
CNQ's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 1.34 )
CNQ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 56.51
Current: 1.34

0.2
56.51
Shiller P/E 15.60
CNQ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 15.60 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.62   Max: 37.09
Current: 15.6

8.62
37.09
Current Ratio 0.52
CNQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CNQ: 0.52 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.78
Current: 0.52

0.22
1.78
Quick Ratio 0.39
CNQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CNQ: 0.39 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.78
Current: 0.39

0.22
1.78
Days Inventory 25.39
CNQ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 25.39 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.31   Max: 69.47
Current: 25.39

8.31
69.47
Days Sales Outstanding 33.51
CNQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 66.16 vs. CNQ: 33.51 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.98   Max: 85.95
Current: 33.51

26.98
85.95

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.90
CNQ's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. CNQ: 2.90 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.64
Current: 2.9

0.33
2.64
Dividend Payout 0.31
CNQ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 0.31 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.25
Current: 0.31

0.02
2.25
Dividend growth (3y) 24.20
CNQ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CNQ: 24.20 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.8
Current: 24.2

0
26.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.39
CNQ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. CNQ: 9.39 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 8.55
Current: 9.39

1.07
8.55
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
CNQ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. CNQ: 0.20 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -12.8
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
CNQ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CNQ: 1.20 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.2
Current: 1.2

1.25
4.2
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
CNQ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 1.50 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 341.8
Current: 1.5

1.31
341.8
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
CNQ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CNQ: 0.60 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.08
Current: 0.6

0.47
2.08
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
CNQ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 1.50 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 10.18
Current: 1.5

0.22
10.18
Price/Graham Number 0.80
CNQ's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNQ: 0.80 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.07
Current: 0.8

0.56
3.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.20
CNQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CNQ: 9.20 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 27.6
Current: 9.2

3.1
27.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.53
CNQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. CNQ: 6.53 )
CNQ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 25.7
Current: 6.53

-1.1
25.7

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:CNQ.Canada, CRC.Germany,
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia on November 7, 1973 as AEX Minerals Corporation (N.P.L.) and on December 5, 1975 changed its name to Canadian Natural Resources Limited. The Company was continued under the Companies Act of Alberta on January 6, 1982 and was further continued under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) on November 6, 1985. It is a Canadian based senior independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, marketing and sale of crude oil, NGLs and natural gas. The Company's principal core regions of operations are western Canada, the UK sector of the North Sea and Offshore Africa. The Company's competitors include both integrated and non integrated crude oil and natural gas companies as well as other petroleum products and energy sources. The Company's business is subject to regulations generally established by government legislation and governmental agencies.
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