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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
HK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. HK: 0.03 )
HK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.26
HK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. HK: 0.26 )
HK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.26

-0.19
0.8
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -0.19
M-Score: -3.72
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -4.45
HK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.63 vs. HK: -4.45 )
HK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -129.16   Max: 38.11
Current: -4.45

-129.16
38.11
Net-margin (%) -29.48
HK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. HK: -29.48 )
HK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -122.33   Max: 33.8
Current: -29.48

-122.33
33.8
ROE (%) -23.50
HK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. HK: -23.50 )
HK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -203.73   Max: 153.55
Current: -23.5

-203.73
153.55
ROA (%) -6.23
HK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. HK: -6.23 )
HK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.41   Max: 15.15
Current: -6.23

-26.41
15.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.03
HK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. HK: -1.03 )
HK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -43.28   Max: 9523.53
Current: -1.03

-43.28
9523.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.80
HK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. HK: -14.80 )
HK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.9
Current: -14.8

0
49.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

HK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Pioneer Investments 149,794 sh (+78.45%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

HK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 500,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,667 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 112,793 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 192,580 sh (+28.56%)
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Q3 2014

HK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 13,095 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 52,200 sh (+347.42%)
Murray Stahl 196,760 sh (+74.44%)
Pioneer Investments 239,423 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
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Q4 2014

HK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Murray Stahl 432,336 sh (+119.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 79,816 sh (+52.9%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
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Latest Guru Trades with HK

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-12-31 Sold Out $1.57 - $3.84 $ 1.98-26%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$4.09 - $7.37 $ 1.98-65%0
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$4.09 - $7.37 $ 1.98-65%13095
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$4.23 - $7.14 $ 1.98-66%500000
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$3.63 - $5.55 $ 1.98-56%0
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Reduce -56.04%0.11%$4.53 - $6.37 $ 1.98-63%2814722
T Boone Pickens 2013-06-30 Sold Out 3.8%$5.13 - $7.97 $ 1.98-68%0
T Boone Pickens 2013-03-31 New Buy3.8%$6.36 - $8.23 $ 1.98-73%498285
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Add 223.55%0.17%$5.38 - $7.34 $ 1.98-70%5642795
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Sold Out $5.38 - $7.34 $ 1.98-70%0
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 New Buy0.08%$6.26 - $9.56 $ 1.98-75%1744030
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 New Buy$6.26 - $9.56 $ 1.98-75%11592
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Preferred stocks of Halcon Resources Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HKRCP328.008.77Class A

Guru Investment Theses on Halcon Resources Corp

Meridian Funds Comments on Halcon Resources Corp - Dec 17, 2014

Halcon Resources (HK) is an independent, U.S.-based oil and gas exploration and production company. At the time of our investment, the stock was out of favor due to a combination of high levels of investment spending and poor drilling results at select wells. This created an opportunity to invest in the management team, which has an excellent record of finding and developing energy assets, and their ability to deliver improved exploration results and production growth. Halcon’s stock underperformed meaningfully in the quarter, reversing strong performance in the first half of 2014. As a development-stage company with a leveraged balance sheet, the company’s stock demonstrated greater volatility than the sector as a whole and declined significantly more than the price of oil. Despite short-term volatility potential, we believe the company has the ability grow reserves and production and could potentially be an acquisition target over the long term.

From Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio)’ Meridian Contrarian Fund 3Q 2014 Commentary.

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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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Meridian Funds Comments on Halcon Resources Corp
Halcon Resources (HK) is an independent, U.S.-based oil and gas exploration and production company. At the time of our investment, the stock was out of favor due to a combination of high levels of investment spending and poor drilling results at select wells. This created an opportunity to invest in the management team, which has an excellent record of finding and developing energy assets, and their ability to deliver improved exploration results and production growth. Halcon’s stock underperformed meaningfully in the quarter, reversing strong performance in the first half of 2014. As a development-stage company with a leveraged balance sheet, the company’s stock demonstrated greater volatility than the sector as a whole and declined significantly more than the price of oil. Despite short-term volatility potential, we believe the company has the ability grow reserves and production and could potentially be an acquisition target over the long term. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 80.00
HK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HK: 80.00 )
N/A
P/B 0.55
HK's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. HK: 0.55 )
HK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 199.5
Current: 0.55

0.33
199.5
P/S 0.73
HK's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. HK: 0.73 )
HK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 5.28
Current: 0.73

0.16
5.28
POCF 1.27
HK's POCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. HK: 1.27 )
HK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 48.53
Current: 1.27

0.41
48.53
EV-to-EBIT -75.65
HK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 49.27 vs. HK: -75.65 )
HK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -154.8   Max: 1934.9
Current: -75.65

-154.8
1934.9
Current Ratio 0.61
HK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. HK: 0.61 )
HK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1141.67
Current: 0.61

0.41
1141.67
Quick Ratio 0.60
HK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HK: 0.60 )
HK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1141.67
Current: 0.6

0.41
1141.67
Days Inventory 7.27
HK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
97% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HK: 7.27 )
HK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 6.14   Max: 35.79
Current: 7.27

6.14
35.79
Days Sales Outstanding 51.59
HK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 62.05 vs. HK: 51.59 )
HK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 378.44
Current: 51.59

1.85
378.44

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.55
HK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HK: 0.55 )
HK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 156.5
Current: 0.55

0.93
156.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
HK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. HK: 0.50 )
HK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3.31
Current: 0.5

0.2
3.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.30
HK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. HK: -1.30 )
HK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 385.3
Current: -1.3

0.1
385.3

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:RAQH.Germany, HKRCP.USA,
Halcon Resources Corp was incorporated in Delaware on February 5, 2004. The Company is an independent energy company, which is engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore liquids-rich oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates in one segment which focuses on oil and natural gas acquisition, production, exploration and development. The Company's oil and natural gas properties are managed as a whole rather than through discrete operating areas. 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 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 globally. 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 forms of energy legislation and 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, oil and natural gas companies and gas pipeline companies. 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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Meridian Funds Comments on Halcon Resources Corp Dec 17 2014 
Meridian Contrarian Fund 3Q 2014 Commentary Dec 17 2014 
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