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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
NBL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NBL: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NBL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.21
0
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.49
NBL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NBL: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NBL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.49
0.24
0.53
Interest Coverage 4.37
NBL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.27 vs. NBL: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NBL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58  Med: 10.46 Max: 23.7
Current: 4.37
1.58
23.7
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.49
M-Score: -3.77
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -8.10
NBL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -14.83 vs. NBL: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -24.73  Med: 22.96 Max: 51.69
Current: -8.1
-24.73
51.69
Net-margin (%) 18.05
NBL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -19.13 vs. NBL: 18.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.35  Med: 15.31 Max: 34.94
Current: 18.05
-18.35
34.94
ROE (%) 6.60
NBL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.85 vs. NBL: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.54  Med: 12.95 Max: 33.58
Current: 6.6
-22.54
33.58
ROA (%) 3.13
NBL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.15 vs. NBL: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.27  Med: 5.75 Max: 12.41
Current: 3.13
-9.27
12.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.03
NBL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.63 vs. NBL: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.5  Med: 11.34 Max: 26.47
Current: 6.03
-13.5
26.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.50
NBL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. NBL: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.4  Med: 13.50 Max: 48.9
Current: 13.5
-18.4
48.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 32.80
NBL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. NBL: 32.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.4  Med: 14.70 Max: 66.1
Current: 32.8
-29.4
66.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 41.30
NBL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. NBL: 41.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.9  Med: 12.40 Max: 272.1
Current: 41.3
-32.9
272.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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 (-3.40%)
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)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Chanos 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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Q1 2015

NBL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

George Soros 2,412,422 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 621,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,242,500 sh (+1701.39%)
Ron Baron 30,749 sh (+30.57%)
Diamond Hill Capital 242,684 sh (+23.32%)
Ray Dalio 103,552 sh (+15.38%)
Paul Singer Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 3,307,100 sh (-27.53%)
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Q2 2015

NBL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 407,120 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,700 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 70,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 407,120 sh (New)
Paul Singer 154,261 sh (New)
Ron Baron 49,349 sh (+60.49%)
Diamond Hill Capital 264,277 sh (+8.90%)
Steven Cohen 3,318,305 sh (+2.34%)
Ray Dalio 100,652 sh (-2.80%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,648,800 sh (-19.91%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 315,200 sh (-49.27%)
George Soros 847,092 sh (-64.89%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.16
NBL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. NBL: 16.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NBL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.87  Med: 18.64 Max: 79.82
Current: 16.16
4.87
79.82
Forward P/E 94.34
NBL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.47 vs. NBL: 94.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.40
NBL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
62% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. NBL: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NBL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.75  Med: 18.73 Max: 76.66
Current: 18.4
4.75
76.66
P/B 1.03
NBL's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. NBL: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NBL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.29 Max: 3.63
Current: 1.03
1.03
3.63
P/S 2.97
NBL's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. NBL: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NBL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 4.05 Max: 6.04
Current: 2.97
1.44
6.04
POCF 4.14
NBL's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NBL: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NBL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.47  Med: 6.54 Max: 9.48
Current: 4.14
2.47
9.48
EV-to-EBIT 15.25
NBL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 10.95 vs. NBL: 15.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NBL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -241.1  Med: 14.85 Max: 209.9
Current: 15.25
-241.1
209.9
PEG 0.53
NBL's PEG is ranked higher than
65% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. NBL: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NBL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.78 Max: 8.47
Current: 0.53
0.2
8.47
Shiller P/E 14.54
NBL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.62 vs. NBL: 14.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NBL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.75  Med: 23.03 Max: 199.85
Current: 14.54
8.75
199.85
Current Ratio 1.23
NBL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. NBL: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NBL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.23
0.6
1.95
Quick Ratio 1.18
NBL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NBL: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NBL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.18
0.57
1.95
Days Inventory 25.04
NBL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.74 vs. NBL: 25.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NBL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.03  Med: 14.62 Max: 67.44
Current: 25.04
2.03
67.44
Days Sales Outstanding 43.10
NBL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 41.02 vs. NBL: 43.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NBL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.58  Med: 69.23 Max: 121.01
Current: 43.1
39.58
121.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.37
NBL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. NBL: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.82 Max: 2.37
Current: 2.37
0.23
2.37
Dividend Payout 0.39
NBL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. NBL: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: 3.91
Current: 0.39
0.02
3.91
Dividend growth (3y) 19.30
NBL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NBL: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.10 Max: 63.9
Current: 19.3
0
63.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.54
NBL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
63% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. NBL: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NBL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.57 Max: 4.41
Current: 4.54
0.44
4.41
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
NBL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.40 vs. NBL: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
NBL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9  Med: -0.80 Max: -16.3
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.11
NBL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. NBL: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.53 Max: 5.15
Current: 1.11
1.53
5.15
Price/Projected FCF 5.20
NBL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. NBL: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.22 Max: 26.06
Current: 5.2
0.87
26.06
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
NBL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NBL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.80 Max: 11.63
Current: 0.73
0.25
11.63
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.02
NBL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. NBL: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.97 Max: 7.6
Current: 1.02
0.3
7.6
Price/Graham Number 0.91
NBL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
61% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. NBL: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.49 Max: 4.21
Current: 0.91
0.65
4.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.59
NBL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.60 vs. NBL: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 6.30 Max: 30.2
Current: 6.59
0.5
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.81
NBL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.15 vs. NBL: 8.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NBL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.8  Med: 12.20 Max: 53
Current: 8.81
-5.8
53

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 3,555 4,450 5,843
EPS($) 0.38 0.33 0.81
EPS without NRI($) 0.38 0.33 0.81

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Noble Energy Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in 1969. The Company is a independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. Its portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, both onshore and offshore, domestic and international. The Company operates in five core areas: the DJ Basin (onshore US); the Marcellus Shale (onshore US); the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (offshore US); offshore West Africa; and offshore Eastern Mediterranean that provide almost all of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production; visible growth from development projects; and exploration opportunities. The Company manages its operations by regions grouped into four components that are all in the business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, and acquisition: the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Sierra Leone, and Senegal/Guinea-Bissau; Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus); and Other International and Corporate.
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