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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.26
EC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. EC: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
EC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.66 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.26
Equity-to-Asset 0.36
EC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 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: 0.33  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.36
0.33
0.71
Interest Coverage 3.39
EC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. EC: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 48.43 Max: 4430.19
Current: 3.39
1.2
4430.19
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.17
Beneish M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
7.56%
3.24%
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 : 5/10

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Operating Margin % 17.35
EC's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. EC: 17.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
EC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.07  Med: 30.65 Max: 40
Current: 17.35
4.07
40
Net Margin % 3.25
EC's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. EC: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
EC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.74  Med: 18.99 Max: 34.31
Current: 3.25
-13.74
34.31
ROE % 3.58
EC's ROE % is ranked lower than
51% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. EC: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
EC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.98  Med: 22.71 Max: 39.42
Current: 3.58
-11.98
39.42
ROA % 1.28
EC's ROA % is ranked lower than
51% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. EC: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
EC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.65  Med: 12.28 Max: 25.15
Current: 1.28
-4.65
25.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 10.15
EC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
70% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. EC: 10.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
EC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.42  Med: 44.43 Max: 107.04
Current: 10.15
-3.42
107.04
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -24.90
EC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
91% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -10.70 vs. EC: -24.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
EC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.9  Med: 6.2 Max: 39.2
Current: -24.9
-24.9
39.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -29.30
EC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. EC: -29.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
EC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.1  Med: 5.9 Max: 56.5
Current: -29.3
-61.1
56.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -57.90
EC's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
94% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -12.90 vs. EC: -57.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
EC' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.9  Med: 8.85 Max: 50.8
Current: -57.9
-57.9
50.8
GuruFocus has detected 6 Warning Signs with Ecopetrol SA $EC.
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

EC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Steven Cohen 82,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 4,349,000 sh (+32.30%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 53,792 sh (+12.02%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,747,300 sh (+6.42%)
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Q2 2016

EC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,410,685 sh (+4381.49%)
Steven Cohen 1,053,600 sh (+1172.46%)
Jim Simons 4,875,700 sh (+12.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 179,300 sh (-93.47%)
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Q3 2016

EC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Steven Cohen 1,374,800 sh (+30.49%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,870,543 sh (+19.08%)
Jim Simons 4,641,300 sh (-4.81%)
Jeremy Grantham 29,600 sh (-83.49%)
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Q4 2016

EC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 6,587,882 sh (+129.50%)
Jim Simons 4,855,300 sh (+4.61%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Integrated » Oil & Gas Integrated    NAICS: 211111 
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Traded in other countries:ECP.Canada, ECOPETROL.Columbia, ECHA.Germany, ECN.Mexico,
Ecopetrol SA is a vertically integrated oil company. The Company operates in three business segments: exploration and production; transportation and logistics; and refining and petrochemicals.

Ecopetrol is a vertically integrated oil company with operations in Latin America and the United States Gulf Coast. Based out of Colombia, the company explores, develops, and conducts production activities in various countries. Ecopetrol works as the primary operator or partner in a joint venture, in a host of assets held onshore and offshore. Along with production, the company refines and markets crude oils and byproducts produced from its fields. Crude products are moved by Ecopetrol through a series of pipelines throughout Colombia, along with a network of third-party production centers and facilities.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 35.76
EC's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 12.39 vs. EC: 35.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
EC' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.72  Med: 12.9 Max: 50.73
Current: 35.76
4.72
50.73
Forward PE Ratio 16.86
EC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. EC: 16.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 35.76
EC's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
78% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. EC: 35.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
EC' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.72  Med: 12.9 Max: 50.73
Current: 35.76
4.72
50.73
PB Ratio 1.29
EC's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. EC: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
EC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.9 Max: 5.42
Current: 1.29
0.92
5.42
PS Ratio 1.18
EC's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. EC: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
EC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.42 Max: 5.14
Current: 1.18
0.64
5.14
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 6.45
EC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. EC: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
EC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.18  Med: 17.44 Max: 961.07
Current: 6.45
6.18
961.07
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.88
EC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
72% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. EC: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
EC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.94  Med: 8.51 Max: 35.32
Current: 3.88
2.94
35.32
EV-to-EBIT 11.02
EC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. EC: 11.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.6  Med: 7.7 Max: 78.5
Current: 11.02
-34.6
78.5
EV-to-EBITDA 5.87
EC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
73% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. EC: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 6.8 Max: 51.3
Current: 5.87
2.7
51.3
Current Ratio 1.47
EC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. EC: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.6
Current: 1.47
0.98
2.6
Quick Ratio 1.24
EC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. EC: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.39
Current: 1.24
0.86
2.39
Days Inventory 34.32
EC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 35.22 vs. EC: 34.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.92  Med: 28.15 Max: 39.32
Current: 34.32
23.92
39.32
Days Sales Outstanding 40.76
EC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 39.27 vs. EC: 40.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.35  Med: 26.77 Max: 63.29
Current: 40.76
15.35
63.29

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
EC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. EC: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
EC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -33.5 Max: 41.7
Current: -100
0
41.7
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 12.85
EC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
79% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. EC: 12.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
EC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 12.85

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.30
EC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
EC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 3.23 Max: 4.02
Current: 1.3
1.14
4.02
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.40
EC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. EC: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
EC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.4
0.3
0.88
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.49
EC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. EC: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
EC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.49
0.32
1.63
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.45
EC's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. EC: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
EC' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.4 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.45
0.7
1.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 9.08
EC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
74% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.33 vs. EC: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
EC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 12.25 Max: 29.7
Current: 9.08
1.3
29.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -27.48
EC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -12.01 vs. EC: -27.48 )
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: -46.4  Med: 15.9 Max: 30.5
Current: -27.48
-46.4
30.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $15,567
EPS (TTM) $ 0.25
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float0.31%
52-Week Range $7.65 - 10.29
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,055.83

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 17,353 18,679 19,581
EPS ($) 0.53 1.08 1.36
EPS without NRI ($) 0.53 1.08 1.36
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.43 0.54
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