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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
NAS:LINE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. NAS:LINE: 0.01 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.34
NAS:LINE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. NAS:LINE: 0.34 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.36   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.34

-0.36
0.63
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.45
M-Score: -2.56
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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Operating margin (%) -11.09
NAS:LINE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. NAS:LINE: -11.09 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -98.29   Max: 69.49
Current: -11.09

-98.29
69.49
Net-margin (%) -29.65
NAS:LINE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. NAS:LINE: -29.65 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -113.35   Max: 69.66
Current: -29.65

-113.35
69.66
ROE (%) -11.73
NAS:LINE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.03 vs. NAS:LINE: -11.73 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -50.59   Max: 36.21
Current: -11.73

-50.59
36.21
ROA (%) -4.19
NAS:LINE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.95 vs. NAS:LINE: -4.19 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.06   Max: 21.17
Current: -4.19

-20.06
21.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.74
NAS:LINE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.16 vs. NAS:LINE: -1.74 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.21   Max: 25.26
Current: -1.74

-20.21
25.26
Revenue Growth (%) 21.90
NAS:LINE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. NAS:LINE: 21.90 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.8
Current: 21.9

0
88.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -5.70
NAS:LINE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. NAS:LINE: -5.70 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -5.7
Current: -5.7

EPS Growth (%) 53.80
NAS:LINE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. NAS:LINE: 53.80 )
NAS:LINE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 212.1
Current: 53.8

0
212.1
» NAS:LINE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LINE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jeremy Grantham 16,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 6,265,645 sh (-12.47%)
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Q3 2013

LINE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 225,053 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 2,961,583 sh (-52.73%)
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Q4 2013

LINE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 2,552,419 sh (-13.82%)
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Q1 2014

LINE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Leon Cooperman 2,518,119 sh (-1.34%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:LINE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Reduce -13.82%0.17%$26.05 - $31.8 $ 31.58%2552419
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Reduce -52.73%1.69%$22.79 - $28.3 $ 31.522%2961583
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.1%$30.52 - $39.15 $ 31.5-12%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Reduce -12.47%0.52%$30.52 - $39.15 $ 31.5-12%6265645
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out $30.52 - $39.15 $ 31.5-12%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 Add 67.58%1.69%$35.24 - $39.33 $ 31.5-16%7158488
Scott Black 2013-03-31 Add 249.37%0.79%$35.24 - $39.33 $ 31.5-16%216496
John Keeley 2013-03-31 New Buy$35.24 - $39.33 $ 31.5-16%5410
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Add 21.16%0.65%$35.67 - $38.84 $ 31.5-10%4854200
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Ratios

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P/B 1.80
LINE's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. LINE: 1.80 )
LINE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 6.04
Current: 1.8

0.47
6.04
P/S 3.00
LINE's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. LINE: 3.00 )
LINE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 14.37
Current: 3

0.56
14.37
EV-to-EBIT -218.45
LINE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 582.01 vs. LINE: -218.45 )
LINE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 1432.5
Current: -218.45

1.4
1432.5
Shiller P/E 30.90
LINE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LINE: 30.90 )
LINE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 26.86   Max: 409
Current: 30.9

26.86
409
Current Ratio 0.65
LINE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LINE: 0.65 )
LINE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 4.14
Current: 0.65

0.4
4.14
Quick Ratio 0.65
LINE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LINE: 0.65 )
LINE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 4.1
Current: 0.65

0.4
4.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 9.40
LINE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. LINE: 9.40 )
LINE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 22.5
Current: 9.4

1.33
22.5
Dividend growth (3y) 7.20
LINE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LINE: 7.20 )
LINE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.9
Current: 7.2

0
29.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.40
LINE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LINE: 12.40 )
LINE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 29.69
Current: 12.4

1.75
29.69
Share Buyback Rate -18.60
LINE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.90 vs. LINE: -18.60 )
LINE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -77.2
Current: -18.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.90
LINE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. LINE: 1.90 )
LINE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 5.4
Current: 1.9

0.61
5.4
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
LINE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LINE: 0.70 )
LINE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 3.03
Current: 0.7

0.14
3.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.80
LINE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LINE: 1.80 )
LINE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 70.1
Current: 1.8

0.1
70.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -17.70
LINE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.90 vs. LINE: -17.70 )
LINE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -60.5   Max: -24.4
Current: -17.7

-60.5
-24.4

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:LI8.Germany
Linn Energy LLC began operations in March 2003. It is an oil and natural gas company which seeks to acquire, develop and maximize cash flow from a growing portfolio of long-life oil and natural gas assets. The Company's properties are located in the United States, primarily in the Mid-Continent Deep, Mid-Continent Shallow, California and the Permian Basin, Michigan, and Williston Basin. The Company seeks to be the operator of its properties so that it could develop drilling programs and optimization projects that not only replace production, but add value through reserve and production growth and future operational synergies. The development program is focused on lower risk, repeatable drilling opportunities to maintain and/or grow cash flow. The company encounters strong competition from other independent operators and master limited partnerships in acquiring properties, contracting for drilling and other related services and securing trained personnel. The Company encounters competition from other independent operators and master limited partnerships in acquiring properties, contracting for drilling and other related services and securing trained personnel. The Company's operations are subject to stringent federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to environmental protection. The Company's operations are subject to the same environmental laws and regulations as other companies in the oil and natural gas industry.

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