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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.52
EC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. EC: 0.52 )
EC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.38   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.52

Equity to Asset 0.56
EC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. EC: 0.56 )
EC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.56

0.45
0.71
Interest Coverage 36.84
EC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 20.05 vs. EC: 36.84 )
EC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 4430
Current: 36.84

1.14
4430
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.73
M-Score: -2.59
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 31.00
EC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. EC: 31.00 )
EC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 25.21   Max: 39.99
Current: 31

25.21
39.99
Net-margin (%) 18.61
EC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. EC: 18.61 )
EC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 16.88   Max: 34.31
Current: 18.61

16.88
34.31
ROE (%) 18.43
EC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.09 vs. EC: 18.43 )
EC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.76   Max: 33.59
Current: 18.43

15.76
33.59
ROA (%) 9.90
EC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. EC: 9.90 )
EC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 23.88
Current: 9.9

8.05
23.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.86
EC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 11.79 vs. EC: 32.86 )
EC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 32.86   Max: 144.87
Current: 32.86

32.86
144.87
Revenue Growth (%) 18.10
EC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. EC: 18.10 )
EC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -88   Max: 30.7
Current: 18.1

-88
30.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 22.00
EC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. EC: 22.00 )
EC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -86.6   Max: 22
Current: 22

-86.6
22
EPS Growth (%) 16.60
EC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. EC: 16.60 )
EC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -88.3   Max: 41.5
Current: 16.6

-88.3
41.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

EC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ken Fisher 778,729 sh (+5.16%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,085,400 sh (-10.14%)
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Q4 2013

EC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 7,800 sh (New)
David Dreman 999 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,462 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 871,129 sh (+11.87%)
Jim Simons 1,005,800 sh (-7.33%)
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Q1 2014

EC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 1,334 sh (+33.53%)
Ken Fisher 991,840 sh (+13.86%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 955,800 sh (-4.97%)
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Q2 2014

EC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 1,130,100 sh (+13.94%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 33.53%$33.2 - $40.45 $ 35.06-2%1334
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$37.93 - $48.91 $ 35.06-20%999
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 10.50
EC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. EC: 10.50 )
EC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 26.94
Current: 10.5

4.9
26.94
P/B 2.10
EC's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. EC: 2.10 )
EC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 5.32
Current: 2.1

1.7
5.32
P/S 1.90
EC's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. EC: 1.90 )
EC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 4.91
Current: 1.9

1.67
4.91
PFCF 12.50
EC's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 491.36 vs. EC: 12.50 )
EC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.08   Max: 897
Current: 12.5

5.08
897
EV-to-EBIT 6.63
EC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.81 vs. EC: 6.63 )
EC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 17.5
Current: 6.63

5.5
17.5
PEG 0.60
EC's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. EC: 0.60 )
EC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.26
Current: 0.6

0.88
1.26
Shiller P/E 11.00
EC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 14.72 vs. EC: 11.00 )
EC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.67   Max: 15.2
Current: 11

10.67
15.2
Current Ratio 0.84
EC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. EC: 0.84 )
EC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.34
Current: 0.84

0.77
2.34
Quick Ratio 0.75
EC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EC: 0.75 )
EC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.1
Current: 0.75

0.67
2.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.60
EC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. EC: 6.60 )
EC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 6.7
Current: 6.6

1.39
6.7
Dividend growth (3y) 42.60
EC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. EC: 42.60 )
EC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.6
Current: 42.6

0
42.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.60
EC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. EC: 6.60 )
EC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 6.67
Current: 6.6

1.39
6.67
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
EC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. EC: -0.50 )
EC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.1   Max: -884.3
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.14
EC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. EC: 2.14 )
EC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 5.4
Current: 2.14

2.03
5.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
EC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. EC: 0.80 )
EC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.8

0.85
1.32
Price/Median PS Value 0.64
EC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. EC: 0.64 )
EC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.64

0.61
1.32
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.89
EC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EC: 0.89 )
EC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 1.19
Current: 0.89

0.92
1.19
Price/Graham Number 0.97
EC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EC: 0.97 )
EC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.18
Current: 0.97

0.72
2.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 14.90
EC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. EC: 14.90 )
EC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 18.2
Current: 14.9

5.7
18.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.24
EC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. EC: 16.24 )
EC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.8   Max: 12.6
Current: 16.24

-24.8
12.6

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Integrated » Oil & Gas Integrated
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Traded in other countries:ECP.Canada, ECHA.Germany
Ecopetrol S.A., was organized on August 25, 1951 under the laws of Colombia. The Company is an integrated oil company with presence in Colombia, Peru, Brazil and the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Company divides its operations into four business segments that include exploration and production; transportation and logistics; refining and petrochemicals; and marketing and supply. Exploration and Production segment includes it crude oil and natural gas exploration and production activities. Refining and Petrochemicals segment includes its refining activities. Revenue is derived from inter-company and inter-segment sales, exports and third-party sales and corresponds to products processed in its refineries and its downstream subsidiaries such as motor fuels, fuel oils and petrochemicals at market prices. Marketing and Supply segment includes its revenues, costs and expenses associated with marketing and sale of products purchased from third parties and the ANH. The transportation and logistics segment includes the transportation of crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil and other refined products. There are two main refineries in Colombia: Barrancabermeja, which the Company owns and operates, and Reficar, a wholly-owned subsidiary. It also owns two other minor refineries, Orito and Apiay. Its refineries produce refined products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, and heavy fuel oils among others. Crude oil, natural gas and refined products are transported mainly through pipelines to its customers and the refineries. The Company markets refined and feed stock products locally which include regular and high octane gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, natural gas and petrochemical products. The Company exports crude oil, LPG, butane, high and low octane gasoline, naphtha, jet fuel, natural gas and fuel oil. It currently has concessions granted by the Nation for four export docks for crude oil and refined products. 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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