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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 : 3/10

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industry
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Equity-to-Asset 0.39
SM's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SM: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SM' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.39
0.33
0.82
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: 0.22
Beneish M-Score: -3.45
WACC vs ROIC
16.70%
-15.51%
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating Margin % -87.01
SM's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
59% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -53.60 vs. SM: -87.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SM' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.01  Med: 14.61 Max: 46.22
Current: -87.01
-87.01
46.22
Net Margin % -62.24
SM's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
50% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -62.24 vs. SM: -62.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SM' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.24  Med: 7.08 Max: 26.41
Current: -62.24
-62.24
26.41
ROE % -41.84
SM's ROE % is ranked lower than
68% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -18.49 vs. SM: -41.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SM' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.84  Med: 9.97 Max: 34.21
Current: -41.84
-41.84
34.21
ROA % -13.51
SM's ROA % is ranked lower than
51% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.56 vs. SM: -13.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.51  Med: 3.58 Max: 11.91
Current: -13.51
-13.51
11.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -20.93
SM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -20.50 vs. SM: -20.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.93  Med: 8.61 Max: 24.85
Current: -20.93
-20.93
24.85
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -22.20
SM's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.60 vs. SM: -22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SM' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.2  Med: 20.1 Max: 47.3
Current: -22.2
-22.2
47.3
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

SM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 24,469 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 2,293,467 sh (+114.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 36,000 sh (+41.18%)
Sarah Ketterer 4,220,730 sh (+10.04%)
Paul Singer Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
FPA Capital Fund 789,698 sh (-3.92%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,503,298 sh (-4.93%)
Jim Simons 201,000 sh (-65.53%)
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Q2 2016

SM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 146,858 sh (+307.94%)
Jim Simons 227,200 sh (+13.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,700 sh (unchged)
FPA Capital Fund -500 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider 1,524,250 sh (-33.54%)
FPA Capital Fund 519,903 sh (-34.16%)
First Pacific Advisors 964,063 sh (-35.87%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,105,998 sh (-50.10%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,794 sh (-59.97%)
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Q3 2016

SM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 603,400 sh (+165.58%)
Steven Cohen 188,511 sh (+88.51%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,272,203 sh (+7.89%)
FPA Capital Fund -500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,446 sh (-23.97%)
FPA Capital Fund 363,133 sh (-30.15%)
First Pacific Advisors 645,659 sh (-33.03%)
Jeremy Grantham 26,458 sh (-81.98%)
Arnold Schneider 156,969 sh (-89.70%)
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Q4 2016

SM Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Caxton Associates 42,673 sh (New)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 136,027 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,281,340 sh (+579.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,885 sh (+140.20%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 25,358 sh (-4.16%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,093,434 sh (-7.87%)
First Pacific Advisors 568,673 sh (-11.92%)
FPA Capital Fund 299,413 sh (-17.55%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211111    SIC: 1311
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Traded in other countries:SJL.Germany,
SM Energy Company is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, gas, and NGLs in onshore North America.

SM Energy Company is incorporated in Delaware in 1915. It is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in onshore North America. The Company's assets include positions in the Eagle Ford shale and Bakken/Three Forks resource plays, as well as meaningful positions in the Granite Wash, Haynesville shale, and Woodford shale resource plays. Its portfolio is comprised of properties with established production and reserves, prospective drilling opportunities, and unconventional resource prospects. The Company faces competition from a substantial number of major and independent oil and gas companies, which in some cases have larger technical staffs and greater financial and operational resources than the Company does. The Company's business is regulated by numerous federal, state, and local laws and governmental regulations.

Guru Investment Theses on SM Energy Co

FPA Capital Comments on SM Energy - Jan 30, 2017

SM Energy (NYSE:SM) also detracted from the Fund’s performance in the quarter by 14 basis points. SM declined in the quarter because the company issued a large secondary offering of stock to help pay for a couple of large properties it acquired in the Permian Basin. We agree with management that the Permian Basin offers very attractive oil and gas properties, but these properties will take a couple of years to develop and start producing cash flow for shareholders. In anticipation of a large equity offering, and after benefitting from the stock’s substantial appreciation during 2016, we had already reduced the Fund’s position in the stock by over 60% before the quarter commenced. Notably, SM was up 75% for the year, even after an approximately 11% decline in the fourth quarter.



From FPA Capital's fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on SM Energy Co - Mar 20, 2015

SM Energy Co. (SM) is an independent E&P company with operations that are primarily focused on shale oil fields in South Texas and North Dakota. The company’s shares fell by 50% during the quarter amid the rout in oil and gas prices. Despite the fact that SM has one of the stronger balance sheets in the sector and that changes in its well completion practices are yielding higher per well productivity and returns, the shares seemed to succumb to a tsunami of selling in the quarter.We sold our investment position.

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Growth Fund Q4 2014 Quarterly Report.



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FPA Capital Comments on SM Energy Guru stock highlight
SM Energy (NYSE:SM) also detracted from the Fund’s performance in the quarter by 14 basis points. SM declined in the quarter because the company issued a large secondary offering of stock to help pay for a couple of large properties it acquired in the Permian Basin. We agree with management that the Permian Basin offers very attractive oil and gas properties, but these properties will take a couple of years to develop and start producing cash flow for shareholders. In anticipation of a large equity offering, and after benefitting from the stock’s substantial appreciation during 2016, we had already reduced the Fund’s position in the stock by over 60% before the quarter commenced. Notably, SM was up 75% for the year, even after an approximately 11% decline in the fourth quarter. Read more...
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Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.78
SM's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SM: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SM' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.53 Max: 7.28
Current: 0.78
0.3
7.28
PS Ratio 1.54
SM's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. SM: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SM' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.42 Max: 4.68
Current: 1.54
0.36
4.68
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.36
SM's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
77% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. SM: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SM' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 4.14 Max: 9.96
Current: 3.36
0.57
9.96
Shiller PE Ratio 58.22
SM's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 16.75 vs. SM: 58.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SM' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.63  Med: 29.09 Max: 88.41
Current: 58.22
4.63
88.41
Current Ratio 0.54
SM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. SM: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.74
Current: 0.54
0.54
2.74
Quick Ratio 0.54
SM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SM: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.74
Current: 0.54
0.54
2.74
Days Sales Outstanding 32.07
SM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 50.54 vs. SM: 32.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.39  Med: 41.05 Max: 58.67
Current: 32.07
23.39
58.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 0.39
SM's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
93% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. SM: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SM' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.24 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.39
0.11
1.21
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.40
SM's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
95% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. SM: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.38
SM's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
91% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. SM: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SM' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.24 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.38
0.11
1.21
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.50
SM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.30 vs. SM: -4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.1  Med: -1.8 Max: 0.9
Current: -4.5
-10.1
0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.78
SM's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. SM: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SM' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 2.39 Max: 3.8
Current: 0.78
0.72
3.8
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.63
SM's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SM: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SM' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.63
0.35
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -18.23
SM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
62% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.70 vs. SM: -18.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.3  Med: 9.7 Max: 26.3
Current: -18.23
-18.3
26.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -26.49
SM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -16.28 vs. SM: -26.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -105.7  Med: -3.6 Max: 37.2
Current: -26.49
-105.7
37.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,217
EPS (TTM) $ -10.22
Beta3.59
Short Percentage of Float17.98%
52-Week Range $6.99 - 43.09
Shares Outstanding (Mil)111.26

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,339 1,857 2,344
EPS ($) -0.92 1.13 3.48
EPS without NRI ($) -0.92 1.13 3.48
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.10 0.10
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
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Arnold Schneider Buys 9 New Stakes in 4th Quarter Feb 22 2016 
FPA Capital Fund Sells Portions of 13 Stakes in Second Quarter Jul 13 2015 
Arnold Schneider's Undervalued stocks trading with low P/E Jun 22 2015 
Arnold Schneider Adds Seven Stakes to Portfolio in First Quarter May 20 2015 
Baron Funds Comments on SM Energy Co Mar 20 2015 

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