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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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.66
MCF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. MCF: 0.66 )
MCF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.66

0.43
0.98
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.37
M-Score: -3.58
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -27.61
MCF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. MCF: -27.61 )
MCF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8993.86   Max: 63.97
Current: -27.61

-8993.86
63.97
Net-margin (%) -13.33
MCF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.03 vs. MCF: -13.33 )
MCF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1901.75   Max: 4666.67
Current: -13.33

-1901.75
4666.67
ROE (%) -5.24
MCF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.25 vs. MCF: -5.24 )
MCF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -54.17   Max: 118.72
Current: -5.24

-54.17
118.72
ROA (%) -3.50
MCF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.81 vs. MCF: -3.50 )
MCF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -51.79   Max: 68.15
Current: -3.5

-51.79
68.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -8.20
MCF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. MCF: -8.20 )
MCF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -159.94   Max: 87.9
Current: -8.2

-159.94
87.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
MCF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MCF: 4.20 )
MCF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 511.3
Current: 4.2

0
511.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -14.40
MCF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. MCF: -14.40 )
MCF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.3   Max: 206.9
Current: -14.4

-49.3
206.9
» MCF's 10-Y Financials

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Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MCF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 47,464 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,700 sh (+78.62%)
Diamond Hill Capital 348,084 sh (+21.46%)
Howard Marks 1,287,732 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 2,940,052 sh (-5.40%)
Chuck Royce 86,480 sh (-7.49%)
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Q3 2014

MCF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 147,844 sh (+211.49%)
Diamond Hill Capital 457,294 sh (+31.37%)
John Rogers 3,748,952 sh (+27.51%)
Howard Marks 1,287,732 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,065 sh (-21.36%)
Chuck Royce 7,500 sh (-91.33%)
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Q4 2014

MCF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Diamond Hill Capital 510,868 sh (+11.72%)
John Rogers 3,749,217 sh (+0.01%)
Howard Marks 1,287,732 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 7,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 8,306 sh (-51.33%)
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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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Guru Investment Theses on Contango Oil & Gas Co

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. - Dec 12, 2013

The most straightforward such example is Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF), which we own in our traditional mid-cap, small-to-mid cap, and small-cap portfolios, as well as in our deep value small cap portfolios. When we first purchased it in 2011, it focused exclusively on shallow-water Gulf of Mexico exploration and production, had an amazingly low-cost operation, virtually no debt, and thus very high cash flow. It was also quite disciplined in drilling only high opportunity locations. Since then the company has unfortunately seen its CEO and Founder, Ken Peak, depart for health reasons and later die. Moreover, it undertook a transformational acquisition, purchasing Crimson Exploration, which had become financially distressed. Its opportunities have now multiplied. And while its leverage has increased somewhat, the company continues to boast relatively low costs, minimal debt, and disciplined exploration. Across our domestic equity portfolios, we own several other companies whose profiles fit this mold.

From John Rogers' November 2013 commentary.
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John Rogers' Ariel Fund Q3 2014 Commentary
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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co
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. Read more...
John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co
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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 243.90
MCF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
102% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.64 vs. MCF: 243.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.50
MCF's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MCF: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MCF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 8.9
Current: 0.5

0.5
8.9
P/S 1.20
MCF's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MCF: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MCF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 284
Current: 1.2

1.2
284
POCF 2.07
MCF's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. MCF: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MCF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 2.07

2.07
99999999.99
Shiller P/E 7.40
MCF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MCF: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MCF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.19   Max: 214.55
Current: 7.4

6.19
214.55
Current Ratio 0.38
MCF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. MCF: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MCF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 62.02
Current: 0.38

0.32
62.02
Quick Ratio 0.36
MCF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. MCF: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MCF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 62.02
Current: 0.36

0.3
62.02
Days Inventory 17.09
MCF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.92 vs. MCF: 17.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MCF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 29.57
Current: 17.09

1.88
29.57
Days Sales Outstanding 16.14
MCF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 39.78 vs. MCF: 16.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MCF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 17.61   Max: 10432.36
Current: 16.14

17.61
10432.36

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.50
MCF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MCF: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MCF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 6.57
Current: 0.5

0.22
6.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
MCF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. MCF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
MCF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 133.63
Current: 0.3

0.53
133.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
MCF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. MCF: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MCF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 81.8
Current: 0.2

0.17
81.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -17.30
MCF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
102% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MCF: -17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
MCF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -16.8   Max: 36
Current: -17.3

-16.8
36
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.61
MCF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
51% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.99 vs. MCF: -4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
MCF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.7   Max: 45
Current: -4.61

-22.7
45

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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