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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.26
EC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. EC: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.75 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.26
Equity to Asset 0.36
EC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. EC: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.36
0.36
0.71
Interest Coverage 20.31
EC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. EC: 20.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 62.31 Max: 4430
Current: 20.31
1.14
4430
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.26
M-Score: -4.13
WACC vs ROIC
6.38%
8.15%
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 (%) 20.46
EC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. EC: 20.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.09  Med: 31.00 Max: 39.99
Current: 20.46
24.09
39.99
Net-margin (%) 7.38
EC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. EC: 7.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.9  Med: 19.36 Max: 34.31
Current: 7.38
10.9
34.31
ROE (%) 7.10
EC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. EC: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.75  Med: 21.90 Max: 37.86
Current: 7.1
10.75
37.86
ROA (%) 3.49
EC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. EC: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.47  Med: 12.29 Max: 24.03
Current: 3.49
5.47
24.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.11
EC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. EC: 11.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.72  Med: 66.77 Max: 229.23
Current: 11.11
21.72
229.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.10
EC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. EC: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -88  Med: 15.40 Max: 30.6
Current: 1.1
-88
30.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.20
EC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. EC: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -86.6  Med: 12.65 Max: 27
Current: -5.2
-86.6
27
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -21.70
EC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -9.20 vs. EC: -21.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -88.3  Med: 7.95 Max: 41.5
Current: -21.7
-88.3
41.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

EC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

James Barrow 5,697 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 1,130,100 sh (+13.94%)
Jim Simons 945,600 sh (-1.07%)
David Dreman 249 sh (-81.33%)
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Q3 2014

EC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 962,800 sh (+1.82%)
James Barrow Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,063,055 sh (-5.93%)
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Q4 2014

EC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jeremy Grantham 229,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,511,500 sh (+56.99%)
Ken Fisher 1,222,573 sh (+15.01%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.15
EC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. EC: 15.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.84  Med: 17.91 Max: 37.62
Current: 15.15
6.84
37.62
Forward P/E 5.41
EC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. EC: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.80
EC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. EC: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.84  Med: 17.91 Max: 37.62
Current: 15.8
6.84
37.62
P/B 1.55
EC's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EC: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 4.45 Max: 7.43
Current: 1.55
1.21
7.43
P/S 1.08
EC's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. EC: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 3.95 Max: 6.86
Current: 1.08
1.04
6.86
PFCF 4.40
EC's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. EC: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.34  Med: 22.39 Max: 897
Current: 4.4
4.34
897
POCF 2.29
EC's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. EC: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.27  Med: 12.53 Max: 22.73
Current: 2.29
2.27
22.73
EV-to-EBIT 14.67
EC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. EC: 14.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.6  Med: 11.90 Max: 24.3
Current: 14.67
5.6
24.3
PEG 1.34
EC's PEG is ranked higher than
56% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. EC: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.05 Max: 3.26
Current: 1.34
0.61
3.26
Shiller P/E 6.17
EC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 11.63 vs. EC: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.07  Med: 14.98 Max: 21.22
Current: 6.17
6.07
21.22
Current Ratio 1.14
EC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. EC: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.34
Current: 1.14
0.77
2.34
Quick Ratio 1.02
EC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.02
0.67
2.1
Days Inventory 24.55
EC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 35.85 vs. EC: 24.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.63  Med: 27.71 Max: 34.73
Current: 24.55
24.63
34.73
Days Sales Outstanding 26.70
EC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 32.66 vs. EC: 26.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.76  Med: 27.89 Max: 63.29
Current: 26.7
21.76
63.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 8.17
EC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. EC: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.97 Max: 13.65
Current: 8.17
0.6
13.65
Dividend Payout 2.10
EC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
89% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. EC: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.70 Max: 3.27
Current: 2.1
0.37
3.27
Dividend growth (3y) 30.70
EC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EC: 30.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -39.05 Max: 42.6
Current: 30.7
0
42.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.17
EC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 6.97 vs. EC: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.97 Max: 13.65
Current: 8.17
0.6
13.65
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
EC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. EC: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.1  Med: -0.50 Max: -884.3
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.54
EC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. EC: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 4.52 Max: 7.53
Current: 1.54
1.37
7.53
Price/Projected FCF 0.46
EC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EC: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.46
0.48
1.82
Price/Median PS Value 0.28
EC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. EC: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.28
0.34
1.41
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.47
EC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. EC: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
EC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.95
Current: 2.47
0.83
2.95
Price/Graham Number 0.98
EC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. EC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.94 Max: 3.04
Current: 0.98
0.85
3.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.99
EC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. EC: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 8.40 Max: 17.9
Current: 6.99
4.1
17.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.36
EC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. EC: 22.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 14.20 Max: 26.2
Current: 22.36
6.2
26.2

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Integrated » Oil & Gas Integrated
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Traded in other countries:ECOPETROL.Columbia, ECN.Mexico, ECHA.Germany, ECP.Canada,
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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