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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
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history
Equity to Asset 0.63
PWE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. PWE: 0.63 )
PWE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.63

0.48
0.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.21
M-Score: -3.21
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -13.26
PWE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.63 vs. PWE: -13.26 )
PWE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.14   Max: 55.31
Current: -13.26

-21.14
55.31
Net-margin (%) -22.57
PWE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. PWE: -22.57 )
PWE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -28.6   Max: 39.55
Current: -22.57

-28.6
39.55
ROE (%) -7.84
PWE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. PWE: -7.84 )
PWE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.05   Max: 30.3
Current: -7.84

-10.05
30.3
ROA (%) -4.76
PWE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.46 vs. PWE: -4.76 )
PWE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.11   Max: 14.73
Current: -4.76

-6.11
14.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.53
PWE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. PWE: -3.53 )
PWE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.72   Max: 27.55
Current: -3.53

-5.72
27.55
Revenue Growth (%) -4.90
PWE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. PWE: -4.90 )
PWE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.2   Max: 11
Current: -4.9

-22.2
11
EBITDA Growth (%) -29.70
PWE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. PWE: -29.70 )
PWE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.7   Max: 12
Current: -29.7

-29.7
12
» PWE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PWE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 22,468 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 36,975,906 sh (+1.05%)
Chuck Royce 25,500 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 193,233 sh (-2.8%)
Jim Simons 23,400 sh (-83.06%)
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Q4 2013

PWE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Prem Watsa 15,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,412 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 30,200 sh (+18.43%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 37,047,299 sh (+0.19%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 14,112 sh (-37.19%)
Murray Stahl 42,742 sh (-77.88%)
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Q1 2014

PWE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 1,457,303 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 48,408 sh (+13.26%)
Prem Watsa 15,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 36,722,409 sh (-0.88%)
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Q2 2014

PWE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 37,065,456 sh (+0.93%)
Murray Stahl 48,413 sh (+0.01%)
Prem Watsa 15,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PWE

(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
Prem Watsa 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$8.16 - $11.6 $ 4.87-49%15900
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Add 9.38%0.11%$9.59 - $11.66 $ 4.87-54%36465302
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Add 23.73%0.25%$10.43 - $14.37 $ 4.87-59%33338123
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 35.03%0.34%$12.48 - $19.6 $ 4.87-68%25705470
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.29%$12.48 - $19.6 $ 4.87-68%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-03-31 Reduce -77.65%1.32%$19.57 - $22.21 $ 4.87-76%1792785
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Add 11.71%0.17%$13.6 - $20.31 $ 4.87-72%18847406
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Add 147.68%0.74%$15.16 - $23.62 $ 4.87-75%16871819
Andreas Halvorsen 2011-09-30 Reduce -23.67%0.53%$15.16 - $23.62 $ 4.87-75%8820896
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0082%$15.16 - $23.62 $ 4.87-75%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.36
PWE's P/B is ranked higher than
97% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. PWE: 0.36 )
PWE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.42
Current: 0.36

0.36
3.42
P/S 0.97
PWE's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. PWE: 0.97 )
PWE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 13.35
Current: 0.97

0.71
13.35
PFCF 5.07
PWE's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PWE: 5.07 )
PWE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 349.63
Current: 5.07

3.07
349.63
EV-to-EBIT -13.55
PWE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 70.15 vs. PWE: -13.55 )
PWE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 153.2
Current: -13.55

5.1
153.2
Shiller P/E 4.95
PWE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PWE: 4.95 )
PWE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.93   Max: 12.27
Current: 4.95

4.93
12.27
Current Ratio 0.56
PWE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. PWE: 0.56 )
PWE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.56

0.38
1.24
Quick Ratio 0.56
PWE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PWE: 0.56 )
PWE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.56

0.38
1.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 10.50
PWE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. PWE: 10.50 )
PWE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 40.72
Current: 10.5

1.82
40.72
Dividend growth (3y) -19.30
PWE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. PWE: -19.30 )
PWE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -16.9
Current: -19.3

Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.51
PWE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. PWE: 3.51 )
PWE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 13.6
Current: 3.51

0.61
13.6
Share Buyback Rate -2.50
PWE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. PWE: -2.50 )
PWE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -2.5   Max: -55.1
Current: -2.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.48
PWE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
96% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. PWE: 0.48 )
PWE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 3.25
Current: 0.48

0.77
3.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.37
PWE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PWE: 0.37 )
PWE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.37

0.56
1.12
Price/Median PS Value 0.36
PWE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. PWE: 0.36 )
PWE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 4.2
Current: 0.36

0.33
4.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
PWE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PWE: 4.50 )
PWE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 19.6
Current: 4.5

0.7
19.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.24
PWE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.90 vs. PWE: -14.24 )
PWE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 3.8
Current: -14.24

-4.8
3.8

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:PWT.Canada, P13.Germany
Penn West Petroleum Ltd is is engaged in the operations of light oil in Canada. It also produces conventional oil and natural gas.
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