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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 : 2/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.57
MCF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MCF: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MCF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.57
0.45
0.96
Z-Score: -1.76
WACC vs ROIC
6.95%
-73.52%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -327.45
MCF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -48.82 vs. MCF: -327.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MCF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1412.61  Med: 24.04 Max: 63.97
Current: -327.45
-1412.61
63.97
Net-margin (%) -287.58
MCF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -66.22 vs. MCF: -287.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MCF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -287.58  Med: 10.83 Max: 220.52
Current: -287.58
-287.58
220.52
ROE (%) -74.92
MCF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -23.64 vs. MCF: -74.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MCF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.21  Med: 5.85 Max: 118
Current: -74.92
-83.21
118
ROA (%) -48.73
MCF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -14.36 vs. MCF: -48.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MCF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.18  Med: 4.34 Max: 68.15
Current: -48.73
-53.18
68.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -67.26
MCF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -22.77 vs. MCF: -67.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MCF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.19  Med: 7.84 Max: 51.53
Current: -67.26
-72.19
51.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -19.10
MCF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. MCF: -19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MCF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.20 Max: 469
Current: -19.1
0
469
» MCF's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-09)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

MCF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 30,040 sh (New)
John Rogers 4,369,547 sh (+16.55%)
Howard Marks 1,287,732 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 380,163 sh (-25.58%)
Chuck Royce 500 sh (-93.33%)
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Q2 2015

MCF Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 41,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 190,095 sh (+532.81%)
John Rogers 4,506,195 sh (+3.13%)
Howard Marks 1,287,732 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 500 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 379,668 sh (-0.13%)
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Q3 2015

MCF Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Rogers 4,812,525 sh (+6.80%)
Diamond Hill Capital 380,971 sh (+0.34%)
Howard Marks 1,287,732 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 187,264 sh (-1.49%)
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Q4 2015

MCF Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Howard Marks 1,287,732 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 380,971 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Rogers 4,743,352 sh (-1.44%)
Jim Simons 94,064 sh (-49.77%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Contango Oil & Gas Co

John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co. - Apr 21, 2016

In addition, natural resources exploration and production company Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF) gained +83.93% as the price of oil recovered during the quarter. There was no other significant news beyond oil’s rebound—which was good news enough for Contango. Crude oil started 2016 at close to $37 per barrel, sank to a low of $26 in mid-February, then marched back above $40 before settling back a bit. Although the commodity essentially was flat, the rebound showed its year-and-a-half long slide has perhaps found a floor. We continue to think Contango has unrecognized value.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' first quarter 2016 Ariel Discovery Fund Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co - Jul 25, 2014

Shares of oil and gas exploration and production company Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF) fell, reflecting disappointing results from an exploration well in the Gulf of Mexico.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co - Jul 22, 2014

Also, natural resources explorer Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF) slipped –11.37% after an earnings report that disappointed the Street. Specifically, the company’s first-quarter loss of $10 million was driven by $42 million in dry-hole (a well that produces no commercially viable oil and gas) costs from a Gulf of Mexico well. Investors focused heavily on that unfortunate news—which we see as an unlucky part of the business— rather than on the company’s otherwise solid numbers. We were quite encouraged that the company plans to shift its capital expenditures entirely onshore where dry-hole risks are much lower.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' Ariel Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co. Guru stock highlight
In addition, natural resources exploration and production company Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF) gained +83.93% as the price of oil recovered during the quarter. There was no other significant news beyond oil’s rebound—which was good news enough for Contango. Crude oil started 2016 at close to $37 per barrel, sank to a low of $26 in mid-February, then marched back above $40 before settling back a bit. Although the commodity essentially was flat, the rebound showed its year-and-a-half long slide has perhaps found a floor. We continue to think Contango has unrecognized value. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.97
MCF's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. MCF: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MCF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 2.08 Max: 8.91
Current: 0.97
0.28
8.91
P/S 1.91
MCF's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. MCF: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MCF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 4.90 Max: 273.08
Current: 1.91
0.68
273.08
POCF 9.00
MCF's POCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. MCF: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MCF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 7.66 Max: 2684.62
Current: 9
1.61
2684.62
Shiller P/E 6.53
MCF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.87 vs. MCF: 6.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MCF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 13.37 Max: 25.18
Current: 6.53
2.26
25.18
Current Ratio 0.54
MCF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. MCF: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MCF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 2.13 Max: 21.8
Current: 0.54
0.32
21.8
Quick Ratio 0.53
MCF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. MCF: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MCF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.12 Max: 21.8
Current: 0.53
0.3
21.8
Days Inventory 12.50
MCF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.74 vs. MCF: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MCF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 7.51 Max: 13.05
Current: 12.5
1.38
13.05
Days Sales Outstanding 21.39
MCF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 41.39 vs. MCF: 21.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MCF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.61  Med: 80.37 Max: 410.29
Current: 21.39
17.61
410.29
Days Payable 77.68
MCF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 82.81 vs. MCF: 77.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MCF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.49  Med: 77.96 Max: 671.07
Current: 77.68
21.49
671.07

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 0.97
MCF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MCF: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MCF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.93 Max: 6.57
Current: 0.97
0.46
6.57
Price/Projected FCF 0.61
MCF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MCF: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MCF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 3.01 Max: 3.54
Current: 0.61
0.33
3.54
Price/Median PS Value 0.39
MCF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. MCF: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MCF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.93 Max: 56.8
Current: 0.39
0.21
56.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -118.27
MCF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.30 vs. MCF: -118.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MCF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.27  Med: 11.00 Max: 45.9
Current: -118.27
-118.27
45.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -6.11
MCF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.07 vs. MCF: -6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MCF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.9  Med: -1.40 Max: 45
Current: -6.11
-21.9
45

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $117
EPS $ -17.65
Beta0.90
Short Percentage of Float5.86%
52-Week Range $3.68 - 22.67
Shares Outstanding(Mil)19.41

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 80 84
EPS($) -1.88 -0.90
EPS without NRI($) -1.88 -0.90

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Contango Oil & Gas Company was incorporated in August 1986. The Company along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of natural gas and oil properties both onshore and offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Its onshore operations are concentrated in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region with over 400 producing wells located in the Woodbine formation in Southeast Texas, the Eagle Ford and Buda formations in South Texas, the Haynesville Shale, Mid-Bossier and James Lime Plays in East Texas, the Denver Julesburg Basin in Colorado, and in various conventional fields located primarily along the Texas Gulf Coast. It also owns approximately 29,000 undeveloped acres in the developing Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play in Louisiana and Mississippi. Its offshore operations are concentrated in the Gulf of Mexico and consist of 13 Company-operated wells and four production platforms. The Company is subject to various industry regulations such as crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids exploration and production regulations. In addition, it is also subject to regulation of sales and transportation of natural gas. The Company is also subject to environmental regulations.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co. Apr 21 2016 
John Rogers' 1st Quarter 2016 Ariel Discovery Fund Commentary Apr 21 2016 
John Rogers Increases His Stake in Contango Oil & Gas Company Aug 11 2015 
John Rogers' Ariel Fund Second Quarter 2015 Commentary Jul 23 2015 
Difficult Times Lie Ahead for Contango Oil & Gas May 27 2015 
John Rogers' Ariel Fund Q1 2015 Commentary Apr 16 2015 
John Rogers' Ariel Funds November Commentary Dec 15 2014 
John Rogers' Ariel Investments November Commentary Dec 10 2014 
John Rogers' Ariel Fund Q3 2014 Commentary Oct 24 2014 
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co Jul 25 2014 

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