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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
CRK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. CRK: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CRK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.09
0
1.72
Equity to Asset 0.30
CRK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CRK: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CRK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.3
0.18
0.67
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -0.09
M-Score: -4.23
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -89.46
CRK's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -14.83 vs. CRK: -89.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -28.86  Med: 31.94 Max: 51.95
Current: -89.46
-28.86
51.95
Net-margin (%) -68.19
CRK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -19.13 vs. CRK: -68.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -34.75  Med: 9.90 Max: 42.68
Current: -68.19
-34.75
42.68
ROE (%) -32.55
CRK's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.52 vs. CRK: -32.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.68  Med: 9.48 Max: 35.04
Current: -32.55
-14.68
35.04
ROA (%) -11.82
CRK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.41 vs. CRK: -11.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.88  Med: 3.26 Max: 16.37
Current: -11.82
-3.88
16.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -15.36
CRK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.72 vs. CRK: -15.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.95  Med: 7.77 Max: 38.3
Current: -15.36
-3.95
38.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
CRK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CRK: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.9  Med: 8.30 Max: 28.9
Current: 8.1
-20.9
28.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
CRK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CRK: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.7  Med: 7.00 Max: 35.2
Current: 7.2
-23.7
35.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.00
CRK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. CRK: 19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.5  Med: 9.80 Max: 74.6
Current: 19
-31.5
74.6
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CRK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

NWQ Managers 2,508,749 sh (+85.27%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,497,849 sh (+66.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,400 sh (+60.90%)
Jim Simons 90,400 sh (-81.22%)
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Q4 2014

CRK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 192,500 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,955,016 sh (+258.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,572 sh (+66.22%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,955,016 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,254,416 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,254,416 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2015

CRK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 39,680 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 577,500 sh (+200.00%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,718,016 sh (-2.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,000 sh (-35.34%)
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Q2 2015

CRK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 672,500 sh (+16.45%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,494,916 sh (-2.56%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 40.49
CRK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 22.27 vs. CRK: 40.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
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P/B 0.24
CRK's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. CRK: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CRK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.45 Max: 4.41
Current: 0.24
0.09
4.41
P/S 0.35
CRK's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CRK: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CRK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 2.59 Max: 7.25
Current: 0.35
0.15
7.25
POCF 0.63
CRK's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. CRK: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CRK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 3.51 Max: 11.25
Current: 0.63
0.27
11.25
Current Ratio 2.43
CRK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. CRK: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CRK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.98
Current: 2.43
0.29
2.98
Quick Ratio 2.43
CRK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CRK: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CRK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.98
Current: 2.43
0.29
2.98
Days Inventory 2.34
CRK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 25.04 vs. CRK: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CRK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 3.20 Max: 14.69
Current: 2.34
1.3
14.69
Days Sales Outstanding 24.55
CRK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 41.19 vs. CRK: 24.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CRK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.59  Med: 52.06 Max: 128.53
Current: 24.55
21.59
128.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 8.17
CRK's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. CRK: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CRK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.20 Max: 19.84
Current: 8.17
0.69
19.84
Dividend Payout 2.58
CRK's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
93% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CRK: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CRK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 3.13 Max: 6.25
Current: 2.58
0.05
6.25
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.17
CRK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. CRK: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CRK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.20 Max: 19.84
Current: 8.17
0.69
19.84
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
CRK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.40 vs. CRK: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CRK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.4  Med: -2.90 Max: -24.6
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.22
CRK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. CRK: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CRK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.47 Max: 13.41
Current: 0.22
0.21
13.41
Price/Median PS Value 0.14
CRK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CRK: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CRK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.88 Max: 5.3
Current: 0.14
0.13
5.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -23.57
CRK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. CRK: -23.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.49  Med: 8.90 Max: 37.1
Current: -23.57
-24.49
37.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -363.46
CRK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.23 vs. CRK: -363.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CRK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -618.4  Med: -9.90 Max: 32.4
Current: -363.46
-618.4
32.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 275 271
EPS($) -4.41 -4.02
EPS without NRI($) -4.41 -4.02

Business Description

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Comstock Resources Inc, incorporated in 1991 was originally organized as a Delaware corporation in 1919 under the name Comstock Tunnel and Drainage Company. The Company is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company operates in one business segment, the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Its oil and gas operations are concentrated in Texas and Louisiana. Its oil and natural gas properties are estimated to have proved reserves of 585 Bcfe. The Company's proved oil and natural gas reserve base is 77% natural gas and 23% oil and are 73% developed as of December 31, 2013. Its properties have an average reserve life of approximately 8.4 years and have extensive development and exploration potential. The Company has a substantial acreage position of 84,875 acres in East Texas and North Louisiana with Haynesville or Bossier shale natural gas potential. Its primary operating areas include: East Texas and North Louisiana, South Texas and Other. As of December 31, 2013, the Company owned interests in 14 wells containing multiple completions, which means that a well is producing from more than one completed zone. It generally sells its oil and natural gas at current market prices at the point its wells connect to third party purchaser pipelines. The oil and gas industry is highly competitive. Competitors include major oil companies, other independent energy companies and individual producers and operators. The Company's operations and facilities are subject to extensive federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the exploration for, and the development, production and transportation of, oil and natural gas, and operating safety.
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