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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 : 4/10

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industry
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Equity-to-Asset 0.63
MCF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MCF: 0.63 )
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: 0.63
0.45
0.96
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.59
Beneish M-Score: -1.49
WACC vs ROIC
13.45%
-14.29%
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 : 5/10

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Operating Margin % -58.80
MCF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
57% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -46.41 vs. MCF: -58.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MCF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -325.28  Med: 32.99 Max: 63.97
Current: -58.8
-325.28
63.97
Net Margin % -74.22
MCF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
56% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -51.58 vs. MCF: -74.22 )
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: -74.22
-287.58
220.52
ROE % -24.90
MCF's ROE % is ranked lower than
63% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.79 vs. MCF: -24.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MCF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.21  Med: 5.46 Max: 118
Current: -24.9
-83.21
118
ROA % -14.85
MCF's ROA % is ranked lower than
57% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.36 vs. MCF: -14.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MCF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.18  Med: 3.67 Max: 68.15
Current: -14.85
-53.18
68.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -15.09
MCF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.79 vs. MCF: -15.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MCF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.19  Med: 9.54 Max: 51.53
Current: -15.09
-72.19
51.53
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -24.10
MCF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -17.60 vs. MCF: -24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MCF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.6 Max: 499.6
Current: -24.1
0
499.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -22.40
MCF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -18.90 vs. MCF: -22.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MCF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.3  Med: -14.4 Max: 206.1
Current: -22.4
-49.3
206.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 61.80
MCF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.50 vs. MCF: 61.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MCF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.3  Med: 5.8 Max: 61.8
Current: 61.8
-31.3
61.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

MCF Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 109,400 sh (+16.30%)
Howard Marks 1,292,279 sh (+0.35%)
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
John Rogers 4,704,579 sh (-0.82%)
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Q2 2016

MCF Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 152,264 sh (+39.18%)
Howard Marks 1,296,813 sh (+0.35%)
John Rogers 3,966,531 sh (-15.69%)
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Q3 2016

MCF Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Howard Marks 1,296,813 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 3,824,759 sh (-3.57%)
Jim Simons 50,400 sh (-66.90%)
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Q4 2016

MCF Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Howard Marks 1,296,813 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 3,727,380 sh (-2.55%)
Jim Simons 32,100 sh (-36.31%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211111    SIC: 1311
Compare:AMEX:ESTE, OTCPK:BDCO, NYSE:BBG, AMEX:BRN » details
Traded in other countries:C8K.Germany,
Contango Oil & Gas Company is an independent energy company. It is engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids reserves in the Gulf of Mexico.

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 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.

Guru Investment Theses on Contango Oil & Gas Co

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

In addition, natural resources firm Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF) dropped -16.50% due to a significant earnings miss. Analysts were expecting the company to lose $0.33 per share, but Contango lost $0.67. Revenues were down significantly versus the previous year, largely due to the slide in the price of oil. Despite the miss, the company has managed to reduce its debt balance to $111 million—a 4% decrease—this year. We think the company is better positioned than most of its peers, and as such believe the stock is positioned to outperform going forward.



From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' Ariel Fund third-quarter 2016 commentary.

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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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Top Ranked Articles about Contango Oil & Gas Co

John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co. Guru stock highlight
In addition, natural resources firm Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF) dropped -16.50% due to a significant earnings miss. Analysts were expecting the company to lose $0.33 per share, but Contango lost $0.67. Revenues were down significantly versus the previous year, largely due to the slide in the price of oil. Despite the miss, the company has managed to reduce its debt balance to $111 million—a 4% decrease—this year. We think the company is better positioned than most of its peers, and as such believe the stock is positioned to outperform going forward. Read more...
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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PB Ratio 0.80
MCF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MCF: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MCF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.96 Max: 8.91
Current: 0.8
0.28
8.91
PS Ratio 2.00
MCF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MCF: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MCF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 4.52 Max: 273.08
Current: 2
0.68
273.08
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 21.11
MCF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
63% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. MCF: 21.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MCF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.33  Med: 21.05 Max: 321.16
Current: 21.11
10.33
321.16
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.93
MCF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
67% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. MCF: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MCF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 7.08 Max: 2684.62
Current: 4.93
1.61
2684.62
EV-to-EBITDA 25.43
MCF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.02 vs. MCF: 25.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MCF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -98.5  Med: 5.2 Max: 161.3
Current: 25.43
-98.5
161.3
Shiller PE Ratio 5.39
MCF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. MCF: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MCF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 12.97 Max: 24.76
Current: 5.39
2.43
24.76
Current Ratio 0.30
MCF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. MCF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MCF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.97 Max: 21.8
Current: 0.3
0.3
21.8
Quick Ratio 0.29
MCF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MCF: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MCF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.97 Max: 21.8
Current: 0.29
0.29
21.8
Days Inventory 6.77
MCF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 28.39 vs. MCF: 6.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MCF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 8.04 Max: 29.57
Current: 6.77
1.24
29.57
Days Sales Outstanding 78.09
MCF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 56.03 vs. MCF: 78.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MCF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.61  Med: 78.83 Max: 542.26
Current: 78.09
17.61
542.26
Days Payable 67.78
MCF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 88.92 vs. MCF: 67.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MCF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.49  Med: 99.9 Max: 1635.86
Current: 67.78
21.49
1635.86

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -18.50
MCF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. MCF: -18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MCF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -128.8  Med: -6.8 Max: 3
Current: -18.5
-128.8
3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.79
MCF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. MCF: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MCF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.9 Max: 6.57
Current: 0.79
0.46
6.57
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.47
MCF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MCF: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MCF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.74 Max: 3.36
Current: 0.47
0.34
3.36
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.44
MCF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MCF: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MCF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.01 Max: 59.17
Current: 0.44
0.23
59.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -22.45
MCF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.07 vs. MCF: -22.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MCF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.11  Med: 9.9 Max: 45.9
Current: -22.45
-24.11
45.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.59
MCF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -16.18 vs. MCF: 5.59 )
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: -20.7  Med: -1.45 Max: 45
Current: 5.59
-20.7
45

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $78.18
EPS (TTM) $ -2.74
Beta2.08
Short Percentage of Float3.37%
52-Week Range $5.62 - 14.14
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.24

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.43 0.14
EPS without NRI ($) -0.43 0.14
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co. Oct 21 2016 
Ariel Fund 3rd Quarter Commentary Oct 20 2016 
Howard Marks Buys Bellatrix Exploration Oct 17 2016 
John Rogers Trims Spartan Motors, Gaia Oct 07 2016 
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 

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