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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset 0.66
MCF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.51
M-Score: -4.77
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 (%) 19.93
MCF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. MCF: 19.93 )
MCF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8993.86   Max: 63.97
Current: 19.93

-8993.86
63.97
Net-margin (%) 25.20
MCF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MCF: 25.20 )
MCF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1901.75   Max: 4666.67
Current: 25.2

-1901.75
4666.67
ROE (%) 6.97
MCF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.06 vs. MCF: 6.97 )
MCF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.84   Max: 75.12
Current: 6.97

-28.84
75.12
ROA (%) 4.54
MCF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.04 vs. MCF: 4.54 )
MCF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.8   Max: 42.82
Current: 4.54

-27.8
42.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.14
MCF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.16 vs. MCF: 4.14 )
MCF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -79.97   Max: 49.22
Current: 4.14

-79.97
49.22
Revenue Growth (%) -7.50
MCF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. MCF: -7.50 )
MCF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 511.3
Current: -7.5

0
511.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.20
MCF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MCF: 17.20 )
MCF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -49.3   Max: 206.9
Current: 17.2

-49.3
206.9
EPS Growth (%) -14.50
MCF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MCF: -14.50 )
MCF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.3   Max: 60.9
Current: -14.5

-31.3
60.9
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MCF Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Diamond Hill Capital 201,381 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,930,904 sh (+1.89%)
Chuck Royce 109,700 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

MCF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 20,200 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 222,982 sh (+10.73%)
John Rogers 3,022,068 sh (+3.11%)
Chuck Royce 108,800 sh (-0.82%)
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Q4 2013

MCF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Howard Marks 1,287,734 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 284,454 sh (+27.57%)
John Rogers 3,025,777 sh (+0.12%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 105,200 sh (-3.31%)
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Q1 2014

MCF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 13,394 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,149 sh (New)
John Rogers 3,107,726 sh (+2.71%)
Diamond Hill Capital 286,589 sh (+0.75%)
Howard Marks 1,287,732 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 93,480 sh (-11.14%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MCF

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.13%$36.68 - $45.29 $ 40.97-3%0
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.4%$38.2 - $52.39 $ 40.97-10%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 81.84%0.06%$38.2 - $52.39 $ 40.97-10%51669
Tom Gayner 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.11%$49.14 - $60.35 $ 40.97-28%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -22.69%0.04%$49.14 - $60.35 $ 40.97-28%28414
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.16%$51.74 - $59.57 $ 40.97-25%36752
Tom Gayner 2012-06-30 Add 32.79%0.03%$51.74 - $59.57 $ 40.97-25%40500
Tom Gayner 2012-03-31 Reduce -49.59%0.09%$57.66 - $64.66 $ 40.97-29%30500
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.53%$52.89 - $68.74 $ 40.97-33%0
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Reduce -43.75%0.33%$53.4 - $66.29 $ 40.97-32%384990
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1008%$53.4 - $66.29 $ 40.97-32%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.1%$55.12 - $64.19 $ 40.97-31%12339
Tom Gayner 2011-06-30 Add 77.19%0.07%$55.12 - $64.19 $ 40.97-31%50500
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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 Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co. - May 09, 2013

Also, natural gas exploration company Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF) fell -5.36% as the appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the industry lessened.

From John Rogers’ first quarter 2013 commentary.


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Top Ranked Articles about Contango Oil & Gas Co

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...
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John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co.
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. Read more...
GuruFocus 5-year lows: Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation, Contango Oil & Gas Company, Dendreon Corp, Sequenom Inc.
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.00
MCF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCF: 27.00 )
MCF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.51   Max: 282.63
Current: 27

2.51
282.63
P/B 1.30
MCF's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. MCF: 1.30 )
MCF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 8.9
Current: 1.3

1.22
8.9
P/S 3.30
MCF's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. MCF: 3.30 )
MCF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 284
Current: 3.3

2.55
284
PFCF 7.90
MCF's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCF: 7.90 )
MCF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 82.14
Current: 7.9

2.09
82.14
EV-to-EBIT 2197.74
MCF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1570.29 vs. MCF: 2197.74 )
MCF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 86259.3
Current: 2197.74

3.9
86259.3
Shiller P/E 13.70
MCF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCF: 13.70 )
MCF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.54   Max: 214.55
Current: 13.7

6.54
214.55
Current Ratio 0.42
MCF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. MCF: 0.42 )
MCF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 62.02
Current: 0.42

0.42
62.02
Quick Ratio 0.40
MCF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MCF: 0.40 )
MCF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 62.02
Current: 0.4

0.4
62.02

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.40
MCF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. MCF: 1.40 )
MCF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 6.57
Current: 1.4

1.06
6.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
MCF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCF: 0.60 )
MCF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 11.88
Current: 0.6

0.71
11.88
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
MCF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MCF: 0.90 )
MCF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 81.8
Current: 0.9

0.17
81.8
Price/Graham Number 1.50
MCF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCF: 1.50 )
MCF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 5.74
Current: 1.5

0.35
5.74
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.09
MCF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.09 vs. MCF: -9.09 )
MCF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 24.4
Current: -9.09

-21.5
24.4

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
Compare:OJSCY, APC, APA, HRTPY, SGTZY » details
Traded in other countries:C8K.Germany
Contango Oil & Gas Company is engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of natural gas and oil properties offshore in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Company has a offshore interest in the Alta Resources Investments, LLC, whose primary area of focus is the liquids-rich Kaybob Duvernay in Alberta, Canada; Exaro Energy III LLC, which is primarily focused on the development of proved natural gas reserves in the Jonah Field in Wyoming; and the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co Jul 25 2014 
John Rogers' Ariel Fund Q2 2014 Shareholder Letter Jul 22 2014 
John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co Jul 22 2014 
John Rogers' Ariel Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary Jul 22 2014 
Howard Marks' Top 5 New Buys Feb 12 2014 
What Did Howard Marks Buy Last Quarter? Feb 11 2014 
John Rogers Comments on Contango Oil & Gas Co. Dec 12 2013 
John Rogers' Ariel Investments Monthly Commentary - November Dec 12 2013 
GuruFocus 5-year lows: Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation, Contango Oil & Gas Company, Dendreon Corp Sep 29 2013 
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