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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
CNQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. CNQ: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CNQ' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.07
Current: 0.04
0
0.07
Equity to Asset 0.44
CNQ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CNQ: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CNQ' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.44
0.32
0.52
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.43
M-Score: -4.02
WACC vs ROIC
13.63%
1.64%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -19.21
CNQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -62.85 vs. CNQ: -19.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CNQ' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.21  Med: 21.77 Max: 42.58
Current: -19.21
-19.21
42.58
Net-margin (%) -5.87
CNQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -72.73 vs. CNQ: -5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CNQ' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.87  Med: 15.65 Max: 30.82
Current: -5.87
-5.87
30.82
ROE (%) -2.39
CNQ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -18.49 vs. CNQ: -2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CNQ' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.39  Med: 10.65 Max: 31.46
Current: -2.39
-2.39
31.46
ROA (%) -1.09
CNQ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.43 vs. CNQ: -1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CNQ' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.09  Med: 5.19 Max: 12.66
Current: -1.09
-1.09
12.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.19
CNQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -21.87 vs. CNQ: -2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNQ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.19  Med: 8.87 Max: 20.21
Current: -2.19
-2.19
20.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.50
CNQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -10.50 vs. CNQ: -6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNQ' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 14.8 Max: 48.1
Current: -6.5
-6.5
48.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.60
CNQ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.00 vs. CNQ: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNQ' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.6  Med: 13.7 Max: 48.9
Current: -10.6
-10.6
48.9
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» CNQ's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-02)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CNQ Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 9,559 sh (New)
Jim Simons 78,900 sh (+250.67%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 9,330,500 sh (+21.18%)
Ray Dalio 347,200 sh (+2.09%)
Steven Cohen 1,200,000 sh (unchged)
David Winters Sold Out
Bruce Berkowitz Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 689,985 sh (-5.35%)
Murray Stahl 43,703 sh (-10.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 565,000 sh (-11.84%)
First Eagle Investment 8,098,292 sh (-52.19%)
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Q2 2016

CNQ Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 470,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 539,719 sh (+55.45%)
RS Investment Management 9,909 sh (+3.66%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 8,480,000 sh (-9.12%)
Murray Stahl 39,003 sh (-10.75%)
Jeremy Grantham 468,800 sh (-17.03%)
First Eagle Investment 5,003,983 sh (-38.21%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,531 sh (-99.05%)
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Q3 2016

CNQ Guru Trades in Q3 2016

NWQ Managers 713,868 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,194,471 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 653,119 sh (+21.01%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 4,971,796 sh (-0.64%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,473 sh (-0.89%)
Murray Stahl 33,403 sh (-14.36%)
Steven Cohen 350,000 sh (-25.53%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,675,000 sh (-33.08%)
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Q4 2016

CNQ Guru Trades in Q4 2016

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,175,000 sh (-44.05%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211111    SIC: 711
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Traded in other countries:CNQ.Canada, CRC.Germany,
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd is a senior independent energy company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, marketing and sale of crude oil, NGLs and natural gas.

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 and was further continued under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta). 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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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 33.00
CNQ's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 28.17 vs. CNQ: 33.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.75
CNQ's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CNQ: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CNQ' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.81 Max: 4.65
Current: 1.75
0.98
4.65
P/S 4.05
CNQ's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. CNQ: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CNQ' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 2.61 Max: 4.57
Current: 4.05
1.27
4.57
POCF 12.01
CNQ's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. CNQ: 12.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CNQ' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.05  Med: 6.41 Max: 13.49
Current: 12.01
3.05
13.49
EV-to-EBITDA 15.46
CNQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
60% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.01 vs. CNQ: 15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CNQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 6.8 Max: 17.1
Current: 15.46
3.3
17.1
Shiller P/E 19.70
CNQ's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. CNQ: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CNQ' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.49  Med: 18.42 Max: 43.09
Current: 19.7
10.49
43.09
Current Ratio 0.69
CNQ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. CNQ: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CNQ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.78
Current: 0.69
0.22
1.78
Quick Ratio 0.57
CNQ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CNQ: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CNQ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.78
Current: 0.57
0.22
1.78
Days Inventory 30.60
CNQ's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 28.00 vs. CNQ: 30.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CNQ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.73  Med: 23.41 Max: 30.6
Current: 30.6
20.73
30.6
Days Sales Outstanding 36.30
CNQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 49.11 vs. CNQ: 36.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CNQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.98  Med: 36.57 Max: 61.03
Current: 36.3
26.98
61.03
Days Payable 31.87
CNQ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 71.01 vs. CNQ: 31.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CNQ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.03  Med: 23.35 Max: 66.31
Current: 31.87
15.03
66.31

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.32
CNQ's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. CNQ: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CNQ' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.93 Max: 3.76
Current: 2.32
0.35
3.76
Dividend Growth (3y) 29.90
CNQ's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. CNQ: 29.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CNQ' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 20.8 Max: 35.7
Current: 29.9
0
35.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.45
CNQ's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. CNQ: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.14
CNQ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. CNQ: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CNQ' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 3.21 Max: 12.97
Current: 8.14
1.21
12.97

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.74
CNQ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CNQ: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CNQ' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.83 Max: 4.2
Current: 1.74
1.03
4.2
Price/Projected FCF 2.77
CNQ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CNQ: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CNQ' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 2.9 Max: 341.8
Current: 2.77
1.32
341.8
Price/Median PS Value 1.57
CNQ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CNQ: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CNQ' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.83
Current: 1.57
0.47
1.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.91
CNQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -10.00 vs. CNQ: -1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.94  Med: 7.3 Max: 22
Current: -1.91
-1.94
22
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.83
CNQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -15.83 vs. CNQ: -8.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CNQ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: 6.6 Max: 21.9
Current: -8.83
-8.9
21.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,199
EPS (TTM) $ -0.45
Beta1.73
Short Percentage of Float0.78%
52-Week Range $14.60 - 35.28
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,104.10

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 7,589 9,960 11,478 11,800
EPS ($) -0.67 0.92 1.91 2.32
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.67 0.92 1.91 2.32
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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