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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
Equity to Asset 0.27
HK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 873 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. HK: 0.27 )
HK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.43   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.27

-0.43
0.8
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -0.84
M-Score: -2.29
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -129.16
HK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. HK: -129.16 )
HK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -129.16   Max: 38.11
Current: -129.16

-129.16
38.11
Net-margin (%) -122.33
HK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. HK: -122.33 )
HK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -122.33   Max: 33.8
Current: -122.33

-122.33
33.8
ROE (%) -84.46
HK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.51 vs. HK: -84.46 )
HK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -224.68   Max: 58
Current: -84.46

-224.68
58
ROA (%) -22.83
HK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.72 vs. HK: -22.83 )
HK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -32.17   Max: 17.71
Current: -22.83

-32.17
17.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -26.26
HK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.65 vs. HK: -26.26 )
HK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -59.53   Max: 4761.76
Current: -26.26

-59.53
4761.76
Revenue Growth (%) -14.80
HK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. HK: -14.80 )
HK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.9
Current: -14.8

0
49.9
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Preferred stocks of Halcon Resources Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HKRCP897.910.00Class A

Guru Investment Theses on Halcon Resources Corp

Baron Funds Comments on Halcon Resources Corp - Dec 10, 2013

Halcon Resources Corp. (HK) is an emerging growth company in the independent exploration and production industry. The company is well positioned in several key unconventional oil plays around the country. Even though the company appears to have improved its drilling results and met expectations for growth in the third quarter, its shares suffered from balance sheet concerns and the company's ability to fund its growth over the next 12-18 months. Halcon raised capital in August and sold assets at a favorable price, both of which we think should allay these concerns.

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Halcon Resources - May 24, 2012

From Baron Funds first quarter letter: Halcon Resources Corp. (HK) is an independent exploration and production company that was recently recapitalized through a merger between a private company (Halcon) that was founded by the former management team of Petrohawk Energy and a small public company Ram Energy. This team started Halcon shortly after the close of the sale of Petrohawk to BHP Billiton for $15 billion. The focus of the recapitalization was to gain access to public markets and capital to enable Halcon to reposition Ram's asset into a handful of emerging unconventional and conventional oil plays in the U.S.We believe that the current management and technical team at Halcon can replicate the successes they had at Petrohawk and several other predecessor entities through aggressive leasing and development. As a result, Halcon could produce substantial growth in oil/liquids production, cash flow and shareholder value over the next several years. (Jamie Stone)
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Baron Funds Comments on Halcon Resources Corp
Halcon Resources Corp. (HK) is an emerging growth company in the independent exploration and production industry. The company is well positioned in several key unconventional oil plays around the country. Even though the company appears to have improved its drilling results and met expectations for growth in the third quarter, its shares suffered from balance sheet concerns and the company's ability to fund its growth over the next 12-18 months. Halcon raised capital in August and sold assets at a favorable price, both of which we think should allay these concerns. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/B 1.40
HK's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. HK: 1.40 )
HK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 199.5
Current: 1.4

0.38
199.5
P/S 2.00
HK's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. HK: 2.00 )
HK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 5.28
Current: 2

0.16
5.28
EV-to-EBIT 90.90
HK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 17.12 vs. HK: 90.90 )
HK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1934.9
Current: 90.9

0.3
1934.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.50
HK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. HK: 1.50 )
HK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 156.5
Current: 1.5

1.11
156.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
HK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. HK: 1.50 )
HK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.16
Current: 1.5

0.22
3.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.10
HK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
60% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. HK: 1.10 )
HK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 385.3
Current: 1.1

0.1
385.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -27.47
HK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.50 vs. HK: -27.47 )
HK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.5   Max: -3.6
Current: -27.47

-22.5
-3.6

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
Compare:OJSCY, APC, APA, HRTPY, SGTZY » details
Traded in other countries:RAQH.Germany, HKRCP.USA
Halcon Resources Corp incorporated in Delaware on February 5, 2004. The Company is an energy company, which is engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company's proved reserves, production and acreage are located in concentrated positions within multiple onshore U.S. basins. The Company's geographic diversity provides broad flexibility to direct capital resources to project with the greatest potential returns and access to multiple key end markets which mitigates its exposure to temporary price dislocations in any one market. The Company competes with a substantial number of other companies that have greater financial and other resources. Many of these companies explore for, produce and market oil and natural gas, as well as carry on refining operations and market the resultant products on a worldwide basis. The primary areas in which it encounters substantial competition are in locating and acquiring desirable leasehold acreage for its drilling and development operations, locating and acquiring attractive producing oil and natural gas properties, obtaining sufficient availability of drilling and completion equipment and services, obtaining purchasers and transporters of the oil and natural gas it produce and hiring and retaining key employees. There is also competition between oil and natural gas producers and other industries producing energy and fuel. Furthermore, competitive conditions may be substantially affected by various forms of energy legislation and/or regulation considered from time to time by the government of the United States and the states in which its properties are located. The purchasers of oil and natural gas production consist primarily of independent marketers, major oil and natural gas companies and gas pipeline companies. In 2012, two individual purchasers of production, Shell Trading US Co. (STUSCO) and Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P., (Sunoco), each accounted for approximately 20% and 19%, respectively, of its total sales. The company's operations are subject to stringent federal, state and local laws regulating the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to health and safety or the protection of the environment. Numerous governmental agencies, such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, commonly referred to as the EPA, issue regulations to implement and enforce these laws, which often require difficult and costly compliance measures.

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