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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.28
NBL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NBL: 0.28 )
NBL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.28

0
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.49
NBL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NBL: 0.49 )
NBL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.49

0.24
0.53
Interest Coverage 4.37
NBL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 19.43 vs. NBL: 4.37 )
NBL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 23.7
Current: 4.37

1.58
23.7
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.78
M-Score: -3.42
WACC vs ROIC
8.70%
2.58%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.48
NBL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.39 vs. NBL: 8.48 )
NBL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -24.73   Max: 51.69
Current: 8.48

-24.73
51.69
Net-margin (%) 22.14
NBL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -10.96 vs. NBL: 22.14 )
NBL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.35   Max: 34.94
Current: 22.14

-18.35
34.94
ROE (%) 9.81
NBL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.09 vs. NBL: 9.81 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.54   Max: 33.58
Current: 9.81

-22.54
33.58
ROA (%) 4.60
NBL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.30 vs. NBL: 4.60 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.27   Max: 12.41
Current: 4.6

-9.27
12.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.17
NBL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -3.49 vs. NBL: 2.17 )
NBL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 26.99
Current: 2.17

-14.7
26.99
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.50
NBL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NBL: 13.50 )
NBL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 48.9
Current: 13.5

-18.4
48.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 32.80
NBL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NBL: 32.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.4   Max: 66.1
Current: 32.8

-29.4
66.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 41.30
NBL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. NBL: 41.30 )
NBL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.9   Max: 272.1
Current: 41.3

-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

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%)
Ray Dalio 64,852 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 3,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 153,100 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 775,905 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,679,017 sh (-11.06%)
Jim Chanos 189,380 sh (-16.51%)
Scott Black 125,551 sh (-24.00%)
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)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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)
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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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%)
Scott Black Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 3,307,100 sh (-27.53%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.40
NBL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 16.40 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 79.82
Current: 16.4

4.87
79.82
Forward P/E 71.94
NBL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 71.94 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.30
NBL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 16.30 )
NBL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.75   Max: 76.66
Current: 16.3

4.75
76.66
P/B 1.49
NBL's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. NBL: 1.49 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 3.61
Current: 1.49

1.05
3.61
P/S 3.59
NBL's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. NBL: 3.59 )
NBL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 6.04
Current: 3.59

1.44
6.04
POCF 5.16
NBL's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. NBL: 5.16 )
NBL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 9.48
Current: 5.16

2.47
9.48
EV-to-EBIT 56.20
NBL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 56.20 )
NBL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -241.1   Max: 209.9
Current: 56.2

-241.1
209.9
PEG 0.47
NBL's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 0.47 )
NBL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 8.47
Current: 0.47

0.2
8.47
Shiller P/E 20.95
NBL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 20.95 )
NBL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.75   Max: 199.85
Current: 20.95

8.75
199.85
Current Ratio 1.59
NBL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NBL: 1.59 )
NBL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.59

0.6
1.95
Quick Ratio 1.53
NBL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. NBL: 1.53 )
NBL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.53

0.57
1.95
Days Inventory 16.69
NBL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 16.69 )
NBL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 67.44
Current: 16.69

2.03
67.44
Days Sales Outstanding 51.24
NBL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 54.13 vs. NBL: 51.24 )
NBL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.58   Max: 121.01
Current: 51.24

39.58
121.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.64
NBL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. NBL: 1.64 )
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.64

0.23
1.7
Dividend Payout 0.27
NBL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 0.27 )
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3.91
Current: 0.27

0.02
3.91
Dividend growth (3y) 19.30
NBL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NBL: 19.30 )
NBL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 63.9
Current: 19.3

0
63.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.26
NBL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NBL: 3.26 )
NBL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 3.26
Current: 3.26

0.44
3.26
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
NBL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 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 1.58
NBL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. NBL: 1.58 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 3.63
Current: 1.58

1.53
3.63
Price/DCF (Projected) 8.61
NBL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 8.61 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 26.06
Current: 8.61

0.87
26.06
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
NBL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NBL: 0.89 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 11.63
Current: 0.89

0.25
11.63
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.97
NBL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 0.97 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7.6
Current: 0.97

0.3
7.6
Price/Graham Number 1.09
NBL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NBL: 1.09 )
NBL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 4.21
Current: 1.09

0.65
4.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.80
NBL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. NBL: 1.80 )
NBL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 30.2
Current: 1.8

0.5
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.54
NBL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -2.56 vs. NBL: 11.54 )
NBL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 53
Current: 11.54

-5.8
53

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, 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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