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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 0.21
NBL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NBL: 0.21 )
NBL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.21

0
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.47
NBL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NBL: 0.47 )
NBL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.47

0.24
0.53
Interest Coverage 10.48
NBL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 15.39 vs. NBL: 10.48 )
NBL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 23.7
Current: 10.48

1.58
23.7
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.87
M-Score: -3.35
WACC vs ROIC
9.16%
8.05%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.18
NBL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.63 vs. NBL: 28.18 )
NBL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -24.73   Max: 51.69
Current: 28.18

-24.73
51.69
Net-margin (%) 17.65
NBL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. NBL: 17.65 )
NBL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.35   Max: 34.94
Current: 17.65

-18.35
34.94
ROE (%) 10.04
NBL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. NBL: 10.04 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.54   Max: 33.58
Current: 10.04

-22.54
33.58
ROA (%) 4.71
NBL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. NBL: 4.71 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.27   Max: 12.41
Current: 4.71

-9.27
12.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.21
NBL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. NBL: 9.21 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 26.99
Current: 9.21

-14.7
26.99
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.40
NBL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. NBL: 17.40 )
NBL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 48.9
Current: 17.4

-18.4
48.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.70
NBL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NBL: 14.70 )
NBL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.4   Max: 66.1
Current: 14.7

-29.4
66.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
NBL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. NBL: 6.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.9   Max: 272.1
Current: 6.8

-32.9
272.1
» NBL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NBL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Scott Black 165,207 sh (+347.81%)
Steven Cohen 591,229 sh (+68.27%)
RS Investment Management 3,805,197 sh (+18.35%)
Jim Chanos 226,840 sh (+11.91%)
Diamond Hill Capital 133,565 sh (+5.42%)
Ray Dalio 64,852 sh (+0.46%)
Ron Baron 9,749 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 3,000 sh (-21.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,472 sh (-32.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 33,691 sh (-36.9%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,385,175 sh (-37.61%)
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Q2 2014

NBL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 341,412 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,468,937 sh (+999.79%)
Ron Baron 11,649 sh (+19.49%)
Steven Cohen 775,905 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 64,852 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 153,100 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 3,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,679,017 sh (-11.06%)
Jim Chanos 189,380 sh (-16.51%)
Scott Black 125,551 sh (-24%)
Jeremy Grantham 15,597 sh (-53.71%)
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Q3 2014

NBL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ron Baron 13,149 sh (+12.88%)
Ray Dalio 66,952 sh (+3.24%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,489,134 sh (+1.37%)
Scott Black 125,704 sh (+0.12%)
Paul Singer 800,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 3,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,486,206 sh (-3.4%)
Jim Chanos 149,260 sh (-21.18%)
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Q4 2014

NBL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Singer 234,508 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 180,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 23,549 sh (+79.09%)
Ray Dalio 89,752 sh (+34.05%)
Paul Singer 2,500,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 4,563,648 sh (-16.82%)
Scott Black 42,304 sh (-66.35%)
Diamond Hill Capital 196,785 sh (-86.79%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NBL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-12-31 Reduce -66.35%0.8%$43 - $66.14 $ 46.98-13%42304
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Add 34.05%0.01%$43 - $66.14 $ 46.98-13%89752
Ron Baron 2014-12-31 Add 79.09%$43 - $66.14 $ 46.98-13%23549
Mario Gabelli 2014-12-31 Sold Out $43 - $66.14 $ 46.98-13%0
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.2%$66.75 - $76.13 $ 46.98-34%0
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -24%0.31%$69.34 - $79.23 $ 46.98-35%125551
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy0.2%$69.34 - $79.23 $ 46.98-35%341412
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Add 347.81%1.01%$61.19 - $71.14 $ 46.98-29%165207
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -37.61%0.32%$61.19 - $71.14 $ 46.98-29%6385175
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Reduce -21.05%$61.19 - $71.14 $ 46.98-29%3000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.40
NBL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 18.40 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 79.82
Current: 18.4

4.87
79.82
Forward P/E 33.11
NBL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 33.11 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.60
NBL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 18.60 )
NBL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.75   Max: 76.66
Current: 18.6

4.75
76.66
P/B 1.70
NBL's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NBL: 1.70 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 3.61
Current: 1.7

1.05
3.61
P/S 3.20
NBL's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. NBL: 3.20 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 6.04
Current: 3.2

1.44
6.04
POCF 4.92
NBL's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. NBL: 4.92 )
NBL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 9.48
Current: 4.92

2.47
9.48
EV-to-EBIT 14.25
NBL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 49.27 vs. NBL: 14.25 )
NBL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -241.1   Max: 209.9
Current: 14.25

-241.1
209.9
PEG 1.44
NBL's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 1.44 )
NBL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 8.47
Current: 1.44

0.2
8.47
Shiller P/E 23.70
NBL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 23.70 )
NBL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.79   Max: 199.85
Current: 23.7

8.79
199.85
Current Ratio 1.02
NBL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. NBL: 1.02 )
NBL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.02

0.6
1.95
Quick Ratio 1.02
NBL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. NBL: 1.02 )
NBL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.02

0.57
1.95
Days Inventory 22.68
NBL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 22.68 )
NBL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 67.44
Current: 22.68

2.03
67.44
Days Sales Outstanding 50.40
NBL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 62.05 vs. NBL: 50.40 )
NBL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.58   Max: 121.01
Current: 50.4

39.58
121.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.50
NBL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. NBL: 1.50 )
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.5

0.23
1.7
Dividend Payout 0.21
NBL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 0.21 )
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3.91
Current: 0.21

0.02
3.91
Dividend growth (3y) 14.80
NBL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 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) 2.40
NBL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. NBL: 2.40 )
NBL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.73
Current: 2.4

0.37
2.73
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
NBL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 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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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.82
NBL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NBL: 1.82 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 3.63
Current: 1.82

1.53
3.63
Price/DCF (Projected) 8.97
NBL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 8.97 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 14.22
Current: 8.97

0.87
14.22
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
NBL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. NBL: 0.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 11.8
Current: 0.8

0.25
11.8
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.79
NBL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 0.79 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7.6
Current: 0.79

0.3
7.6
Price/Graham Number 1.22
NBL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 1.22 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 4.21
Current: 1.22

0.65
4.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
NBL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NBL: 7.00 )
NBL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 30.2
Current: 7

0.5
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.43
NBL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. NBL: 20.43 )
NBL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 53
Current: 20.43

-5.8
53

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Noble Energy Inc, is a Delaware corporation, formed in 1969. It is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It operates in the Rocky Mountains, Mid-continent, and deep water Gulf of Mexico areas in the US, with the 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 faces 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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