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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 0.18
EC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. EC: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.72 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.36
EC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. EC: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.36
0.36
0.71
Interest Coverage 9.13
EC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. EC: 9.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.31  Med: 60.31 Max: 4430
Current: 9.13
20.31
4430
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.92
M-Score: -3.08
WACC vs ROIC
5.03%
3.79%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.11
EC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. EC: 16.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.09  Med: 31.00 Max: 39.99
Current: 16.11
24.09
39.99
Net-margin (%) 2.17
EC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. EC: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 19.36 Max: 34.31
Current: 2.17
10.9
34.31
ROE (%) 2.07
EC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. EC: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.88  Med: 23.80 Max: 39.42
Current: 2.07
10.88
39.42
ROA (%) 0.89
EC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. EC: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.53  Med: 13.39 Max: 25.16
Current: 0.89
5.53
25.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.92
EC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. EC: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.94  Med: 57.34 Max: 229.23
Current: 9.92
21.94
229.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.10
EC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. EC: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.2  Med: 15.70 Max: 39.2
Current: -1.1
-87.2
39.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.20
EC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. EC: -7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.3  Med: 13.65 Max: 56.5
Current: -7.2
-88.3
56.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -23.30
EC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -8.70 vs. EC: -23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.6  Med: 8.85 Max: 50.8
Current: -23.3
-87.6
50.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

EC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Caxton Associates 22,600 sh (New)
James Barrow 25,636 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,035,500 sh (+351.79%)
Ken Fisher 1,557,729 sh (+27.41%)
Jim Simons 1,706,200 sh (+12.88%)
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Q2 2015

EC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jeremy Grantham 1,338,100 sh (+29.22%)
Jim Simons 1,949,800 sh (+14.28%)
James Barrow 25,992 sh (+1.39%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
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Q3 2015

EC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 2,661,275 sh (+36.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,518,300 sh (+13.47%)
James Barrow 29,282 sh (+12.66%)
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Q4 2015

EC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

James Barrow 48,022 sh (+64.00%)
Jim Simons 3,287,300 sh (+23.52%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.95
EC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. EC: 22.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.59  Med: 12.98 Max: 40.48
Current: 22.95
3.59
40.48
Forward P/E 3.54
EC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. EC: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.95
EC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 13.90 vs. EC: 22.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.59  Med: 12.98 Max: 40.48
Current: 22.95
3.59
40.48
P/B 0.64
EC's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. EC: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 3.21 Max: 5.42
Current: 0.64
0.62
5.42
P/S 0.77
EC's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. EC: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 2.63 Max: 5.14
Current: 0.77
0.49
5.14
PFCF 4.36
EC's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. EC: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 15.51 Max: 897
Current: 4.36
2.36
897
POCF 2.32
EC's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. EC: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 7.97 Max: 19.03
Current: 2.32
1.85
19.03
EV-to-EBIT 7.99
EC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. EC: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 7.80 Max: 78.5
Current: 7.99
2.7
78.5
EV-to-EBITDA 4.50
EC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
55% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. EC: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 5.80 Max: 41.7
Current: 4.5
2.7
41.7
PEG 0.97
EC's PEG is ranked higher than
61% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. EC: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.69 Max: 5.14
Current: 0.97
0.41
5.14
Current Ratio 1.30
EC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. EC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.34
Current: 1.3
0.77
2.34
Quick Ratio 1.16
EC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. EC: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.16
0.67
2.1
Days Inventory 28.17
EC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 37.72 vs. EC: 28.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.92  Med: 27.36 Max: 36.52
Current: 28.17
23.92
36.52
Days Sales Outstanding 56.62
EC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
79% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 34.39 vs. EC: 56.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.76  Med: 27.89 Max: 63.29
Current: 56.62
21.76
63.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 17.41
EC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. EC: 17.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 5.15 Max: 18.22
Current: 17.41
0.89
18.22
Dividend Payout 3.48
EC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. EC: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.76 Max: 3.73
Current: 3.48
0.45
3.73
Dividend Growth (3y) 27.90
EC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EC: 27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
EC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -38.80 Max: 41.7
Current: 27.9
0
41.7
Forward Dividend Yield 17.24
EC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. EC: 17.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 17.41
EC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. EC: 17.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 5.15 Max: 18.22
Current: 17.41
0.89
18.22
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.40
EC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. EC: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -884.3  Med: -0.50 Max: -0.1
Current: -0.4
-884.3
-0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.64
EC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. EC: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 3.18 Max: 5.49
Current: 0.64
0.92
5.49
Price/Projected FCF 0.20
EC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. EC: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.2
0.29
1.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.19
EC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. EC: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.19
0.27
1.56
Price/Graham Number 0.81
EC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. EC: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.23
Current: 0.81
0.62
2.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.57
EC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. EC: 12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 12.80 Max: 37.6
Current: 12.57
1.3
37.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 43.87
EC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. EC: 43.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: 14.50 Max: 28.2
Current: 43.87
-2.2
28.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $21889
EPS $ 0.30
Beta0.99
Short Percentage of Float0.48%
52-Week Range $5.16 - 18.76
Shares Outstanding(Mil)2055.83

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 0.00 0.00 0.00
EPS without NRI($) 0.00 0.00 0.00

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Integrated » Oil & Gas Integrated
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Traded in other countries:ECP.Canada, ECOPETROL.Columbia, ECHA.Germany, ECN.Mexico,
Ecopetrol SA was incorporated on August 25, 1951 under the laws of Colombia. The Company is a vertically integrated oil company with presence in Colombia, Peru, Brazil and the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Company operates in three business segments: Exploration and Production; Transportation and Logistics; and Refining and Petrochemicals. The Exploration and Production business segment includes exploration, development and production activities in Colombia and abroad. The transportation and logistics segment includes the transportation of crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil and other refined products including diesel and biofuels. Transportation and Logistics sector into a facilitator for the development of the entire value chain for the country by providing solutions and ensuring the efficiency of crude oil flows and their derivatives for use by its company and third parties. The Company's operations are subject to national, state and local environmental regulations in Colombia. Environmental rules and regulations are applicable to its exploration, transportation, refining and production activities.
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