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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
Equity to Asset 0.28
LINE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LINE: 0.28 )
LINE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.17   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.28

-0.17
0.68
Interest Coverage 0.27
LINE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. LINE: 0.27 )
LINE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 10.55
Current: 0.27

0.03
10.55
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.48
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
7.12%
0.89%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.25
LINE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. LINE: 3.25 )
LINE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -98.29   Max: 69.49
Current: 3.25

-98.29
69.49
Net-margin (%) -9.07
LINE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -2.12 vs. LINE: -9.07 )
LINE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -113.35   Max: 69.66
Current: -9.07

-113.35
69.66
ROE (%) -8.65
LINE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -2.25 vs. LINE: -8.65 )
LINE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -40.38   Max: 41.76
Current: -8.65

-40.38
41.76
ROA (%) -2.67
LINE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.66 vs. LINE: -2.67 )
LINE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.17   Max: 23.44
Current: -2.67

-29.17
23.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.06
LINE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.01 vs. LINE: 1.06 )
LINE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -28.86   Max: 26.69
Current: 1.06

-28.86
26.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.30
LINE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. LINE: 17.30 )
LINE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.8
Current: 17.3

0
88.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.00
LINE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LINE: -15.00 )
LINE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 176.5
Current: -15

0
176.5
» LINE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LINE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Leon Cooperman 2,518,119 sh (-1.34%)
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Q2 2014

LINE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Leon Cooperman 1,790,667 sh (-28.89%)
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Q3 2014

LINE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 17,353 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,781,267 sh (-0.52%)
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Q4 2014

LINE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 912,437 sh (+5158.09%)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 12.67
LINE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LINE: 12.67 )
N/A
P/B 0.90
LINE's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LINE: 0.90 )
LINE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 6.04
Current: 0.9

0.47
6.04
P/S 0.85
LINE's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LINE: 0.85 )
LINE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 14.37
Current: 0.85

0.56
14.37
POCF 2.24
LINE's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. LINE: 2.24 )
LINE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 67.1
Current: 2.24

1.82
67.1
EV-to-EBIT 86.39
LINE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LINE: 86.39 )
LINE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -547.6   Max: 1432.5
Current: 86.39

-547.6
1432.5
Current Ratio 1.74
LINE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LINE: 1.74 )
LINE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.74

0.4
3.94
Quick Ratio 1.74
LINE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LINE: 1.74 )
LINE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.91
Current: 1.74

0.4
3.91
Days Sales Outstanding 34.55
LINE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 59.01 vs. LINE: 34.55 )
LINE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.55   Max: 161.68
Current: 34.55

34.55
161.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 18.19
LINE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. LINE: 18.19 )
LINE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 29.23
Current: 18.19

1.33
29.23
Dividend growth (3y) 0.80
LINE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. LINE: 0.80 )
LINE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.9
Current: 0.8

0
29.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 21.41
LINE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. LINE: 21.41 )
LINE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 34.38
Current: 21.41

1.56
34.38
Share Buyback Rate -23.90
LINE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.70 vs. LINE: -23.90 )
LINE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -77.2
Current: -23.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.90
LINE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LINE: 0.90 )
LINE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.37
Current: 0.9

0.62
2.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
LINE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LINE: 0.20 )
LINE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.75
Current: 0.2

0.15
2.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.20
LINE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1155 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LINE: 1.20 )
LINE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 70.1
Current: 1.2

0.1
70.1

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:LI8.Germany,
Linn Energy LLC was formed in March 2003. It is an oil and natural gas company, which seeks to acquire, develop and maximize cash flow from a growing portfolio of long-life oil and natural gas assets. The Company's properties are located in the United States, in the Rockies, the Mid-Continent, the Hugoton Basin, California, the Permian Basin, Michigan, Illinois and east Texas. The Company competes with other independent operators and master limited partnerships in acquiring properties, contracting for drilling and other related services and securing trained personnel. The Company encounters competition from other independent operators and master limited partnerships in acquiring properties, contracting for drilling and other related services and securing trained personnel. The Company's operations are subject to stringent federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to environmental protection.
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