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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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Cash to Debt 0.14
LNG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LNG: 0.14 )
LNG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset 0.01
LNG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. LNG: 0.01 )
LNG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.27   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.01

-0.27
0.96
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.75
M-Score: -2.52
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -123.12
LNG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. LNG: -123.12 )
LNG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -25338.49   Max: 35.89
Current: -123.12

-25338.49
35.89
Net-margin (%) -190.08
LNG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. LNG: -190.08 )
LNG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -28095.36   Max: -14.68
Current: -190.08

-28095.36
-14.68
ROE (%) -282.68
LNG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. LNG: -282.68 )
LNG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -282.68   Max: -2.27
Current: -282.68

-282.68
-2.27
ROA (%) -5.25
LNG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. LNG: -5.25 )
LNG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -46.62   Max: -1.96
Current: -5.25

-46.62
-1.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.80
LNG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. LNG: -4.80 )
LNG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -148.13   Max: 4.79
Current: -4.8

-148.13
4.79
Revenue Growth (%) -38.40
LNG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. LNG: -38.40 )
LNG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 705.7
Current: -38.4

0
705.7
EPS Growth (%) 19.20
LNG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. LNG: 19.20 )
LNG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.9   Max: 146
Current: 19.2

-30.9
146
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LNG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 342,400 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,376,668 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 163,100 sh (+217.93%)
Alan Fournier 5,478,000 sh (+133.11%)
Eric Mindich 500,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 2,928,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 96,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (-10%)
Caxton Associates 60,000 sh (-70%)
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Q3 2013

LNG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Stanley Druckenmiller 303,200 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 17,378 sh (New)
Jim Simons 722,400 sh (+110.98%)
Daniel Loeb 64,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 500,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Alan Fournier 5,457,100 sh (-0.38%)
Eric Mindich 2,628,000 sh (-10.25%)
John Burbank 840,616 sh (-38.94%)
Louis Moore Bacon 141,189 sh (-68.62%)
Steven Cohen 20,119 sh (-87.66%)
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Q4 2013

LNG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Daniel Loeb 3,200,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,670 sh (New)
John Griffin 4,010,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 51,100 sh (+153.99%)
John Burbank 2,013,404 sh (+139.52%)
Eric Mindich 3,880,000 sh (+47.64%)
Ray Dalio 19,478 sh (+12.08%)
Eric Mindich 1,500,000 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller 303,200 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Alan Fournier 4,497,396 sh (-17.59%)
Jim Simons 87,400 sh (-87.9%)
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Q1 2014

LNG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Seth Klarman 5,660,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 19,400 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 4,530,000 sh (+16.75%)
John Griffin 4,010,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 2,500,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (-6.25%)
Alan Fournier 3,550,885 sh (-21.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,677 sh (-56.17%)
Steven Cohen 6,648 sh (-86.99%)
John Burbank 137,614 sh (-93.17%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LNG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Seth Klarman 2014-03-31 New Buy7.6%$40.88 - $54.87 $ 7660%5660000
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Reduce -93.17%2.8%$40.88 - $54.87 $ 7660%137614
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 Reduce -6.25%0.15%$40.88 - $54.87 $ 7660%3000000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$40.88 - $54.87 $ 7660%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 New Buy2.4%$34.49 - $44.9 $ 7691%3200000
John Griffin 2013-12-31 New Buy1.8%$34.49 - $44.9 $ 7691%4010000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Add 139.52%1.75%$34.49 - $44.9 $ 7691%2013404
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -38.94%0.51%$27.07 - $33.58 $ 76156%840616
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$27.07 - $33.58 $ 76156%17378
Daniel Loeb 2013-06-30 Sold Out 2.1%$25.33 - $30.6 $ 76171%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy1.3%$25.33 - $30.6 $ 76171%1376668
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$25.33 - $30.6 $ 76171%0
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Ratios

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P/B 155.60
LNG's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LNG: 155.60 )
LNG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 152.3
Current: 155.6

3.61
152.3
P/S 61.20
LNG's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. LNG: 61.20 )
LNG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 875.5
Current: 61.2

0.49
875.5
EV-to-EBIT -82.69
LNG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.63 vs. LNG: -82.69 )
LNG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 26.3   Max: 403.3
Current: -82.69

26.3
403.3
Current Ratio 7.54
LNG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LNG: 7.54 )
LNG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 56.3
Current: 7.54

0.05
56.3
Quick Ratio 7.52
LNG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. LNG: 7.52 )
LNG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 56.3
Current: 7.52

0.05
56.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 496.70
LNG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LNG: 496.70 )
LNG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 369
Current: 496.7

0.57
369
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
LNG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LNG: 1.70 )
LNG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 23.63
Current: 1.7

0.01
23.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.30
LNG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. LNG: 0.30 )
LNG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3.8
Current: 0.3

0.2
3.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.15
LNG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. LNG: -6.15 )
LNG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -501.6   Max: -51.4
Current: -6.15

-501.6
-51.4

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing » Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Compare:IMO, NGL, MPC, VLO, JXHLY » details
Traded in other countries:CHQ1.Germany
Cheniere Energy Inc, a Delaware corporation, is a Houston-based energy company primarily engaged in LNG-related businesses. The Company owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana through its 59.5% ownership interest in and management agreements with Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P, which is a publicly traded partnership that it created in 2007. It also owns and operates the Creole Trail Pipeline, which interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with natural gas markets in North America. The Sabine Pass LNG terminal is located on the Sabine Pass deep water shipping channel less than four miles from the Gulf Coast. The Sabine Pass LNG terminal has regasification facilities owned by Cheniere Partners' wholly owned subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., that includes existing infrastructure of five LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately16.9 Bcfe, two docks that can accommodate vessels of up to 265,000 cubic meters and vaporizers with regasification capacity of approximately 4.0 Bcf/d. The Company's partners are developing natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal adjacent to the existing regasification facilities through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC. The Company also owns and operates the Creole Trail Pipeline, which interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with natural gas markets in North America. Approximately one-half of the LNG receiving capacity at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal is contracted to two multinational energy companies. One of its subsidiaries, Cheniere Marketing, LLC is marketing LNG and natural gas on its own behalf and on behalf of Cheniere Partners, in an effort to monetize the other half of the LNG capacity at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal during construction of the Liquefaction Project. LNG is natural gas that, through a refrigeration process, has been cooled to a liquid state, which occupies a volume that is approximately 1/600th of its gaseous state. The liquefaction of natural gas into LNG allows it to be shipped economically from areas of the world where natural gas is abundant and inexpensive to produce to other areas where natural gas demand and infrastructure exist to justify economically the use of LNG. LNG is transported using large oceangoing LNG tankers specifically constructed for this purpose. LNG receiving terminals offload LNG from LNG tankers, store the LNG prior to processing, heat the LNG to return it to a gaseous state and deliver the resulting natural gas into pipelines for transportation to market. The Company's business activities are conducted by two operating segments: LNG terminal business; and LNG and natural gas marketing business. The Company's pipelines faces competition from other interstate and/or intrastate pipelines that connect with its LNG terminals. Its LNG operations and construction projects are subject to extensive regulation under federal, state and local statutes, rules, regulations and laws.

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Samchell@yahoo
ReplySamchell@yahoo - 3 months ago
This has been my biggest gainer for the past two years despite the F rating by Chuck and other advisories. It's been too stable to warrant a tight stop, and I'd never sell out anyway. The company is one of the very few licensed to export LNG where it is critically needed.

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