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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
Cash to Debt 0.48
STO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. STO: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
STO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.57 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.48
Equity to Asset 0.36
STO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. STO: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
STO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.36
0.2
0.42
Interest Coverage 2.29
STO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.03 vs. STO: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
STO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 55.76 Max: N/A
Current: 2.29
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.55
M-Score: -4.06
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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Operating margin (%) 4.74
STO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. STO: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
STO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.29  Med: 26.2 Max: 31.86
Current: 4.74
2.29
31.86
Net-margin (%) -2.49
STO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. STO: -2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
STO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.71  Med: 6.9 Max: 11.76
Current: -2.49
-8.71
11.76
ROE (%) -1.20
STO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. STO: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
STO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.48  Med: 20.24 Max: 44.06
Current: -1.2
-12.48
44.06
ROA (%) -0.44
STO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. STO: -0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
STO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 7.25 Max: 16.76
Current: -0.44
-4.7
16.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.22
STO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. STO: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
STO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64  Med: 44.45 Max: 93.92
Current: 2.22
1.64
93.92
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.30
STO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. STO: -10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
STO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.7 Max: 15.9
Current: -10.3
0
15.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.00
STO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. STO: -17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
STO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.9 Max: 29.3
Current: -17
0
29.3
» STO's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-28)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

STO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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STO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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Q1 2016

STO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

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David Dreman 1,982 sh (-18.07%)
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Q2 2016

STO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Integrated » Oil & Gas Integrated
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Statoil ASA is an integrated oil and gas company. It explores, produces, transports, refines, and markets petroleum and petroleum-derived products. It has operations in Norway, rest of Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and South America.

Statoil ASA was incorporated on 18 September 1972. It is an integrated oil and gas company. The Company explores, produces, transports, refines, and markets petroleum and petroleum-derived products. It has operations in Norway, rest of Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and South America. The Company's business segments are Development and Production Norway (DPN), Development and Production International (DPI), which combines the DPI and DPNA business area, Marketing, Processing and Renewable Energy and Other. It operates in more than 30 countries and is exposed to, and committed to compliance with, a number of laws and regulations globally. The principal laws governing Statoil's petroleum activities in Norway are the Norwegian Petroleum Act and the Norwegian Petroleum Taxation Act.

Guru Investment Theses on Statoil ASA

Statoil Has a Strong Balance Sheet to Survive and Grow - Sep 16, 2015

The correction in oil and gas prices presents an attractive opportunity for long-term investors to consider exposure to stocks that are value investments in the sector. While choosing stocks, one of the important considerations is the company’s balance sheet health besides the quality of assets. Among the bigger names in the oil and gas sector, I like Statoil (NYSE:STO); the stock is worth buying at current levels. This article discusses the company’s balance sheet health and other critical factors that make Statoil worth considering.



The first point worth mentioning about Statoil is the company commands a credit rating of Aa2 from Moody's and AA- from Standard & Poor's. Both the credit rating agencies have assigned a “stable” outlook for the company. I mention this at the onset to underscore the point that the company’s fundamentals are sound even as oil prices have remained lower and the stock has declined by 47% in the last one year. The decline in the stock has been in-line with lower oil prices, but the company is not struggling from a balance sheet perspective.



The second reason to mention the company’s credit rating is the fact that Statoil has significant debt maturity coming in 2016 and 2017. The company would need to refinance debt and I don’t see that as a challenge considering the quality credit.



From an asset perspective, one of the key reasons to like Statoil is the company’s development of Johan Sverdrup, an oil field in the North Sea. Statoil has a roughly 40% stake in the field with a gross recoverable contingent resource range of 1,700 to 2,900MMboe. The first phase of field development will require funding of nearly $14 billion, and this is another reason to start this analysis with the company’s credit health. With strong credit rating and robust cash flows, I don’t see funding the massive development being an issue.



When oil is first delivered by Johan Sverdrup in 2019, the first phase of production is estimated at 315,000 to 380,000 barrels per day. This will drastically change the company’s cash flow outlook as oil prices are likely to be significantly higher in 2019. Further, it is estimated that Johan Sverdrup has break-even at $40 per barrel and even if oil is at $80 to $100 per barrel, the asset will generate robust EBITDA. Therefore, with sentiments depressed, this is the best time to consider exposure to the stock.



While the company’s funding of big investments in the next 3-5 years is likely to come from internal cash flows and debt, I also believe that noncore asset sale will be a source of funding. In the first half of 2015, Statoil generated $2.8 billion in cash from its asset sale, and the company will continue to explore attractive divestment opportunities. This will help keep the leverage in control.



From a valuation perspective, Statoil is trading at trailing 12-month EV/EBITDA of 2.7, price to sales of 0.69 and enterprise value to revenue of 0.9. These metrics indicate that Statoil is undervalued. While the stock is unlikely to surge any time soon, I believe that there is minimal downside from these levels but significant upside potential.



I would still recommend gradual exposure to the stock as the Iran oil supply factor might have a negative impact on oil prices. Once there is more clarity on the amount of supply, further positions can be considered in this long-term value creator.



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Statoil Has a Strong Balance Sheet to Survive and Grow The company has financial flexibility to fund big upcoming projects
The correction in oil and gas prices presents an attractive opportunity for long-term investors to consider exposure to stocks that are value investments in the sector. While choosing stocks, one of the important considerations is the company’s balance sheet health besides the quality of assets. Among the bigger names in the oil and gas sector, I like Statoil (NYSE:STO); the stock is worth buying at current levels. This article discusses the company’s balance sheet health and other critical factors that make Statoil worth considering. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 19.80
STO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. STO: 19.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.28
STO's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. STO: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
STO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.82 Max: 3.91
Current: 1.28
0.14
3.91
P/S 1.06
STO's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. STO: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
STO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.19
Current: 1.06
0.48
1.19
POCF 4.77
STO's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. STO: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
STO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.88  Med: 4.65 Max: 8.45
Current: 4.77
2.88
8.45
EV-to-EBIT 20.27
STO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 15.83 vs. STO: 20.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
STO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 3.55 Max: 69.6
Current: 20.27
1.2
69.6
EV-to-EBITDA 4.67
STO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
79% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 8.92 vs. STO: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
STO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.6 Max: 6.9
Current: 4.67
1
6.9
Shiller P/E 11.78
STO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. STO: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
STO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.04  Med: 10.03 Max: 13.22
Current: 11.78
8.04
13.22
Current Ratio 1.69
STO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. STO: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
STO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.69
0.73
1.95
Quick Ratio 1.48
STO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. STO: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
STO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.76
Current: 1.48
0.61
1.76
Days Inventory 85.20
STO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
82% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 39.34 vs. STO: 85.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
STO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.97  Med: 26.35 Max: 85.2
Current: 85.2
15.97
85.2
Days Sales Outstanding 44.73
STO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 38.63 vs. STO: 44.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
STO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.36  Med: 37.84 Max: 47.12
Current: 44.73
27.36
47.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.51
STO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. STO: 5.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
STO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 3.9 Max: 8.13
Current: 5.51
1.16
8.13
Dividend Growth (3y) 8.90
STO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. STO: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
STO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.9 Max: 46.6
Current: 8.9
0
46.6
Forward Dividend Yield 5.47
STO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. STO: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.89
STO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. STO: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
STO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.29  Med: 7.71 Max: 16.07
Current: 10.89
2.29
16.07

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.64
STO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. STO: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
STO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2.49 Max: 4.8
Current: 1.64
0.21
4.8
Price/Projected FCF 1.69
STO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. STO: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
STO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.69
0.2
2.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.32
STO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. STO: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
STO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.66
Current: 1.32
0.56
3.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.97
STO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. STO: 4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
STO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 28.15 Max: 81.7
Current: 4.97
1.4
81.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -13.00
STO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -10.30 vs. STO: -13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
STO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: 22.1 Max: 75.6
Current: -13
-15
75.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $47,307
EPS (TTM) $ -0.37
Beta0.95
Short Percentage of Float0.22%
52-Week Range $10.89 - 17.94
Shares Outstanding (Mil)3,188.65

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 562,189 614,233
EPS ($) 6.30 3.85 1.38
EPS w/o NRI ($) 6.30 3.85 1.38
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 4.27 4.43
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