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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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Equity to Asset 0.45
CRK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CRK: 0.45 )
CRK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.45

0.25
0.67
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.69
M-Score: -3.04
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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Operating margin (%) -17.21
CRK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.01 vs. CRK: -17.21 )
CRK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -35.35   Max: 51.95
Current: -17.21

-35.35
51.95
Net-margin (%) 9.76
CRK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. CRK: 9.76 )
CRK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -34.75   Max: 42.68
Current: 9.76

-34.75
42.68
ROE (%) 4.31
CRK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CRK: 4.31 )
CRK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -87.04   Max: 23.72
Current: 4.31

-87.04
23.72
ROA (%) 1.92
CRK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.83 vs. CRK: 1.92 )
CRK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.82   Max: 15.97
Current: 1.92

-21.82
15.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.50
CRK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.65 vs. CRK: -3.50 )
CRK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.57   Max: 21.13
Current: -3.5

-20.57
21.13
Revenue Growth (%) 5.60
CRK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. CRK: 5.60 )
CRK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.9   Max: 28.9
Current: 5.6

-20.9
28.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.50
CRK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CRK: 3.50 )
CRK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.7   Max: 49.3
Current: 3.5

-23.7
49.3
EPS Growth (%) 74.60
CRK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CRK: 74.60 )
CRK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.8   Max: 74.6
Current: 74.6

-31.8
74.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CRK Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 767,500 sh (+328.53%)
Pioneer Investments 317,502 sh (-20.51%)
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Q2 2013

CRK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 4,950 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons 87,700 sh (-88.57%)
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Q3 2013

CRK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 15,439 sh (+211.9%)
Jim Simons 202,100 sh (+130.44%)
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Q4 2013

CRK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Kyle Bass 400,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 113,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CRK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0141%$15.92 - $32.74 $ 26.49%0
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Reduce -92.37%0.18%$26.52 - $32.06 $ 26.4-8%30000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 34.40
CRK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. CRK: 34.40 )
CRK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.49   Max: 954.21
Current: 34.4

3.49
954.21
P/B 1.32
CRK's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CRK: 1.32 )
CRK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.41
Current: 1.32

0.54
4.41
P/S 2.92
CRK's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. CRK: 2.92 )
CRK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 7.28
Current: 2.92

1.24
7.28
Shiller P/E 70.18
CRK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 24.56 vs. CRK: 70.18 )
CRK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.66   Max: 73.33
Current: 70.18

9.66
73.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.90
CRK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. CRK: 1.90 )
CRK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.26
Current: 1.9

0.69
2.26
Dividend Payout 0.64
CRK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. CRK: 0.64 )
CRK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.64

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
CRK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
63% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. CRK: 1.90 )
CRK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.26
Current: 1.9

0.69
2.26
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
CRK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.60 vs. CRK: -0.70 )
CRK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.4   Max: -27.7
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.33
CRK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CRK: 1.33 )
CRK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.33

0.66
2.61
Price/Median PS Value 1.05
CRK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CRK: 1.05 )
CRK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.05

0.29
2.23
Price/Graham Number 1.34
CRK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CRK: 1.34 )
CRK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.34

0.47
1.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.90
CRK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
61% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CRK: 0.90 )
CRK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 36.4
Current: 0.9

0.1
36.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.23
CRK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.69 vs. CRK: 0.23 )
CRK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.6   Max: 27.7
Current: 0.23

-29.6
27.7

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:CX9.Germany
Comstock Resources, Inc. is a Nevada corporation. It is an energy company which acquires, explores, develops and produces oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company's oil and gas operations are concentrated in East Texas/North Louisiana, South Texas and West Texas. Its oil and natural gas properties are estimated to have proved reserves of 711.9 Bcfe with an estimated PV 10 Value of $1.0 billion as of December 31, 2012 and a standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows of $0.8 billion. The Company's consolidated proved oil and natural gas reserve base is 67% natural gas and 33% crude oil. Its properties have an average reserve life of approximately 7.4 years and have extensive development and exploration potential. The Company has a substantial acreage position in its East Texas/North Louisiana region in the Haynesville or Bossier shale resource play where it has identified 93,620 acres prospective for Haynesville or Bossier shale development. The Company also has 34,727 acres in South Texas which are prospective for development of the Eagle Ford shale. It owns interests in 68,764 acres in Reeves County in the Delaware Basin in West Texas that are prospective for the Bone Spring formation from depths of 10,000 to 10,300 feet and the Wolfcamp shale formation from depths of 10,300 to 11,500 feet. As of December 31, 2012, it 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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