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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.23
NBL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. NBL: 0.23 )
NBL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.23

0.01
0.5
Equity to Asset 0.47
NBL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 873 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. NBL: 0.47 )
NBL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.47

0.35
0.52
Interest Coverage 10.48
NBL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 15.61 vs. NBL: 10.48 )
NBL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 23.7
Current: 10.48

0.83
23.7
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.37
M-Score: -2.93
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 33.02
NBL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. NBL: 33.02 )
NBL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -24.73   Max: 51.69
Current: 33.02

-24.73
51.69
Net-margin (%) 19.50
NBL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NBL: 19.50 )
NBL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.35   Max: 34.94
Current: 19.5

-18.35
34.94
ROE (%) 10.65
NBL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.51 vs. NBL: 10.65 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.54   Max: 24.72
Current: 10.65

-25.54
24.72
ROA (%) 4.98
NBL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.72 vs. NBL: 4.98 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.73   Max: 10.9
Current: 4.98

-9.73
10.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.53
NBL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.65 vs. NBL: 10.53 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.14   Max: 26.49
Current: 10.53

-15.14
26.49
Revenue Growth (%) 17.40
NBL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. NBL: 17.40 )
NBL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 48.9
Current: 17.4

-18.4
48.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.70
NBL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. NBL: 14.70 )
NBL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.4   Max: 66.1
Current: 14.7

-29.4
66.1
EPS Growth (%) 6.80
NBL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. NBL: 6.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.9   Max: 272.1
Current: 6.8

-32.9
272.1
» NBL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NBL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Scott Black 13,052 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 5,300 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 146,478 sh (+6.81%)
Mario Gabelli 2,500 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Chris Davis 40,335 sh (-0.06%)
Meryl Witmer 6,621,694 sh (-0.2%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,272,500 sh (-7.34%)
Steven Cohen 1,461,880 sh (-9.5%)
Pioneer Investments 285,900 sh (-10.45%)
Meridian Funds 382,950 sh (-12.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,000 sh (-79.55%)
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Q2 2013

NBL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ron Baron 9,649 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 53,800 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 46,252 sh (+336.34%)
Scott Black 32,866 sh (+25.9%)
Meryl Witmer 14,426,023 sh (+8.93%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chris Davis 80,620 sh (-0.06%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,322,676 sh (-2.11%)
Diamond Hill Capital 274,497 sh (-6.3%)
Mario Gabelli 4,000 sh (-20%)
Meridian Funds 511,700 sh (-33.19%)
Steven Cohen 1,171,075 sh (-59.95%)
Pioneer Investments 184,560 sh (-67.72%)
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Q3 2013

NBL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Scott Black 38,199 sh (+16.23%)
Jeremy Grantham 62,400 sh (+15.99%)
Steven Cohen 1,230,783 sh (+5.1%)
Ron Baron 9,649 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 4,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 10,266,276 sh (-0.55%)
Ray Dalio 42,452 sh (-8.22%)
Diamond Hill Capital 156,841 sh (-42.86%)
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Q4 2013

NBL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 3,215,162 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,138 sh (New)
Jim Simons 106,300 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 202,700 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 64,552 sh (+52.06%)
Ron Baron 9,749 sh (+1.04%)
George Soros 390,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 10,234,176 sh (-0.31%)
Scott Black 36,892 sh (-3.42%)
Mario Gabelli 3,800 sh (-5%)
Jeremy Grantham 53,391 sh (-14.44%)
Diamond Hill Capital 126,703 sh (-19.22%)
Steven Cohen 351,361 sh (-71.45%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NBL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 52.06%0.01%$64.8 - $77.13 $ 74.425%64552
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -33.19%0.53%$53.245 - $61.25 $ 74.4229%511700
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 25.9%0.05%$53.245 - $61.25 $ 74.4229%32866
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 336.34%0.02%$53.245 - $61.25 $ 74.4229%46252
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 New Buy$53.245 - $61.25 $ 74.4229%9649
Scott Black 2013-03-31 New Buy0.19%$50.87 - $58.23 $ 74.4235%13052
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$50.87 - $58.23 $ 74.4235%5300
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$47.24 - $52.29 $ 74.4259%0
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Add 12.85%0.16%$34.29 - $49.19 $ 74.4267%447135
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -76.36%0.04%$34.29 - $49.19 $ 74.4267%12665
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 New Buy$34.29 - $49.19 $ 74.4267%2500
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 139.26%0.03%$35.13 - $49.84 $ 74.4272%53565
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0016%$35.13 - $49.84 $ 74.4272%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $41.71 - $48.61 $ 74.4265%0
Meridian Funds 2011-03-31 Add 48.95%0.43%$41.17 - $49 $ 74.4267%457480
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy0.21%$41.17 - $49 $ 74.4267%180000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.60
NBL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. NBL: 27.60 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 79.82
Current: 27.6

4.87
79.82
P/B 2.80
NBL's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NBL: 2.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 3.61
Current: 2.8

1.05
3.61
P/S 5.40
NBL's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NBL: 5.40 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 6.04
Current: 5.4

1.44
6.04
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
NBL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 17.12 vs. NBL: 17.50 )
NBL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 209.9
Current: 17.5

3.3
209.9
PEG 0.70
NBL's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. NBL: 0.70 )
NBL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 21.25
Current: 0.7

0.18
21.25
Shiller P/E 35.50
NBL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 24.56 vs. NBL: 35.50 )
NBL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.79   Max: 199.85
Current: 35.5

8.79
199.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.80
NBL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. NBL: 0.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.8

0.23
1.7
Dividend Payout 0.22
NBL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. NBL: 0.22 )
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.67
Current: 0.22

0.04
2.67
Dividend growth (3y) 14.80
NBL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. NBL: 14.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 63.9
Current: 14.8

0
63.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.36
NBL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. NBL: 1.36 )
NBL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.36

0.39
2.89
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
NBL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.80 vs. NBL: -0.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -16.3
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.10
NBL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NBL: 3.10 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 3.63
Current: 3.1

1.53
3.63
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.00
NBL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
63% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NBL: 6.00 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 14.22
Current: 6

0.87
14.22
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
NBL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NBL: 1.40 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.4

0.28
1.41
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
NBL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NBL: 1.70 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.7

0.31
1.79
Price/Graham Number 2.00
NBL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NBL: 2.00 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 7.7
Current: 2

0.65
7.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
NBL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NBL: 5.70 )
NBL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 30.2
Current: 5.7

0.5
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.13
NBL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.50 vs. NBL: 17.13 )
NBL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.1   Max: 56
Current: 17.13

-5.1
56

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:NB6.Germany
Noble Energy, Inc. is a Delaware corporation, formed in 1969, that has been publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 1980. It is an independent energy company that has been engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids since 1932. It operates mainly in the Rocky Mountains, Mid-continent, and deep water Gulf of Mexico areas in the US, with key international operations offshore Israel, the North Sea and West Africa. The Company searches for crude oil and natural gas properties, seek to acquire exploration rights in areas of interest and conduct exploratory activities. These activities include geophysical and geological evaluation and exploratory drilling, where appropriate, on properties for which it has acquired exploration rights. The properties consist mainly of interests in developed and undeveloped crude oil and natural gas leases and concessions. It also owns natural gas processing plants and natural gas gathering and other crude oil and natural gas related pipeline systems which are mainly used in the processing and transportation of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production. The Company encounters competition from other crude oil and natural gas companies in all areas of operations. Its competitors include major integrated crude oil and natural gas companies, state-controlled national oil companies, independent crude oil and natural gas companies, service companies engaging in exploration and production activities, drilling partnership programs, private equity, and individuals. The Company's business is subject to laws and regulations promulgated by international, federal, state and local authorities relating to the exploration for, and the development, production and marketing of, crude oil and natural gas, as well as safety matters.

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