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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.16
NBL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NBL: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NBL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.16
0
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.43
NBL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NBL: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NBL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.43
0.24
0.53
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.79
M-Score: -3.98
WACC vs ROIC
8.08%
-17.82%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -88.94
NBL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -73.05 vs. NBL: -88.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NBL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.94  Med: 32.26 Max: 51.69
Current: -88.94
-88.94
51.69
Net-margin (%) -90.52
NBL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -84.71 vs. NBL: -90.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NBL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -90.52  Med: 23.44 Max: 34.61
Current: -90.52
-90.52
34.61
ROE (%) -27.08
NBL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -22.83 vs. NBL: -27.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NBL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.08  Med: 11.83 Max: 24.28
Current: -27.08
-27.08
24.28
ROA (%) -12.26
NBL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -15.07 vs. NBL: -12.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NBL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.26  Med: 5.77 Max: 11.63
Current: -12.26
-12.26
11.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12.35
NBL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -24.68 vs. NBL: -12.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NBL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.35  Med: 11.3 Max: 25.13
Current: -12.35
-12.35
25.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -12.80
NBL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. NBL: -12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NBL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.4  Med: 9.6 Max: 48.9
Current: -12.8
-18.4
48.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -62.20
NBL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.20 vs. NBL: -62.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NBL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.2  Med: 14.7 Max: 66.2
Current: -62.2
-62.2
66.2
» NBL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-02)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

NBL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 31,223 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 122,223 sh (New)
FPA Capital Fund 1,060,863 sh (New)
Jim Simons 118,177 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 2,242,276 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,404,356 sh (+244.95%)
Diamond Hill Capital 780,845 sh (+195.46%)
Paul Singer 355,000 sh (+130.13%)
Ray Dalio 120,952 sh (+20.17%)
Steven Cohen 3,657,001 sh (+10.21%)
Ron Baron 52,649 sh (+6.69%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,648,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
George Soros 795,969 sh (-6.04%)
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Q4 2015

NBL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ron Baron 87,049 sh (+65.34%)
Paul Singer 504,000 sh (+41.97%)
RS Investment Management 1,586,741 sh (+12.99%)
Ray Dalio 131,562 sh (+8.77%)
FPA Capital Fund 1,125,463 sh (+6.09%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,283,966 sh (+1.86%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,648,800 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen 2,859,461 sh (-21.81%)
Diamond Hill Capital 168,624 sh (-78.40%)
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Q1 2016

NBL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 224,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 6,878 sh (New)
Jim Simons 275,277 sh (New)
Ron Baron 101,549 sh (+16.66%)
Steven Cohen 3,210,000 sh (+12.26%)
Ray Dalio 137,562 sh (+4.56%)
RS Investment Management 1,646,195 sh (+3.75%)
Diamond Hill Capital 168,624 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 200,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 2,523,800 sh (-4.72%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,977,441 sh (-13.42%)
FPA Capital Fund 956,270 sh (-15.03%)
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Q2 2016

NBL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 7,393 sh (New)
David Dreman 30,183 sh (+338.83%)
Jim Simons 418,277 sh (+51.95%)
RS Investment Management 1,653,953 sh (+0.47%)
Diamond Hill Capital 168,624 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
FPA Capital Fund 919,610 sh (-3.83%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,863,901 sh (-5.74%)
Ray Dalio 126,362 sh (-8.14%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,298,800 sh (-8.92%)
Ron Baron 84,049 sh (-17.23%)
Steven Cohen 1,794,637 sh (-44.09%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Noble Energy Inc is an independent energy company. The Company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production.

Noble Energy Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated on December 29, 1969. The Company is an independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. Its assets portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, domestic and international and a balanced production mix among crude oil, natural gas and NGLs. The Company operates in areas including USA (DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin), deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore Eastern Mediterranean and offshore West Africa. The Company manages its business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, production and acquisition through the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Gabon; Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus); and Other International and Corporate. Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname, the North Sea, China), and new ventures. The Company's business is subject to various laws and regulations (and orders of regulatory bodies pursuant thereto) governing a wide variety of matters, including, among others, allowable rates of production, transportation, prevention of waste and pollution, and protection of the environment.

Ratios

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P/B 1.56
NBL's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NBL: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NBL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.16 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.56
1.05
3.48
P/S 4.65
NBL's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. NBL: 4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NBL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 4.13 Max: 6.04
Current: 4.65
1.44
6.04
POCF 9.65
NBL's POCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. NBL: 9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NBL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 6.67 Max: 9.98
Current: 9.65
2.47
9.98
Shiller P/E 26.60
NBL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. NBL: 26.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NBL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.79  Med: 27.07 Max: 48.09
Current: 26.6
13.79
48.09
Current Ratio 1.59
NBL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. NBL: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NBL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.59
0.6
1.95
Quick Ratio 1.51
NBL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. NBL: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NBL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.51
0.57
1.95
Days Inventory 30.21
NBL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 27.68 vs. NBL: 30.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NBL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.68  Med: 29.57 Max: 52.92
Current: 30.21
23.68
52.92
Days Sales Outstanding 37.77
NBL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 42.98 vs. NBL: 37.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NBL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.77  Med: 66.71 Max: 75.95
Current: 37.77
37.77
75.95
Days Payable 198.67
NBL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
81% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 69.97 vs. NBL: 198.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NBL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 198.67  Med: 378.77 Max: 546.48
Current: 198.67
198.67
546.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.34
NBL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. NBL: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NBL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.61
Current: 1.34
0.27
2.61
Dividend Growth (3y) 16.50
NBL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -18.30 vs. NBL: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
NBL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 14.8 Max: 63.9
Current: 16.5
0
63.9
Forward Dividend Yield 1.12
NBL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. NBL: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.83
NBL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. NBL: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NBL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.79 Max: 5.51
Current: 2.83
0.57
5.51
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.20
NBL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.30 vs. NBL: -6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NBL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.3  Med: -0.7 Max: 0.5
Current: -6.2
-15.3
0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.58
NBL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. NBL: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NBL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.47 Max: 5.15
Current: 1.58
1.12
5.15
Price/Projected FCF 105.03
NBL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. NBL: 105.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NBL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.32 Max: 106.21
Current: 105.03
0.87
106.21
Price/Median PS Value 1.13
NBL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. NBL: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NBL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.78 Max: 12.13
Current: 1.13
0.24
12.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -11.47
NBL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.70 vs. NBL: -11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NBL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.54  Med: 7.05 Max: 27.8
Current: -11.47
-11.54
27.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -10.19
NBL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.58 vs. NBL: -10.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NBL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: 12.9 Max: 47.8
Current: -10.19
-12.2
47.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,218
EPS (TTM) $ -7.09
Beta1.16
Short Percentage of Float3.00%
52-Week Range $23.77 - 39.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)429.67

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,780 4,375 5,429
EPS ($) -0.99 -0.73 -0.06
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.99 -0.73 -0.06
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-1.46%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.40 0.40 0.40
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
FPA Capital Fund sells Apollo Education, Helmerich & Payne Jul 25 2016 
5 Speculative and Overvalued Companies to Avoid - July Jul 17 2016 
FPA Capital Fund Comments on Noble Energy Feb 09 2016 
FPA Capital Fund Comments on Noble Energy Feb 09 2016 
FPA Capital Fund 4th Quarter Commentary Jan 28 2016 
Companies With High Dividend Yields in FPA Capital Fund's Portfolio Jan 12 2016 
FPA Capital Fund Comments on Noble Energy Dec 09 2015 
FPA Capital Sells Stakes in Oil and Gas Companies Oct 13 2015 
FPA Capital Invests in Three New Stakes Oct 12 2015 
Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: NBL, WFM, FLR, LPL Aug 04 2015 

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