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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 : 6/10

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Equity to Asset -0.12
UPL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. UPL: -0.12 )
UPL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.67
Current: -0.12

-0.29
0.67
Interest Coverage 3.67
UPL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. UPL: 3.67 )
UPL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 93.47
Current: 3.67

3.67
93.47
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 0.83
M-Score: -2.62
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 : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 39.88
UPL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.01 vs. UPL: 39.88 )
UPL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -351.28   Max: 68.45
Current: 39.88

-351.28
68.45
Net-margin (%) 25.48
UPL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. UPL: 25.48 )
UPL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -268.76   Max: 50.88
Current: 25.48

-268.76
50.88
ROA (%) 8.54
UPL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.83 vs. UPL: 8.54 )
UPL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -108.45   Max: 26.95
Current: 8.54

-108.45
26.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.11
UPL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.65 vs. UPL: 14.11 )
UPL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -152.16   Max: 43.58
Current: 14.11

-152.16
43.58
Revenue Growth (%) -1.70
UPL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. UPL: -1.70 )
UPL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 117.3
Current: -1.7

-1.7
117.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -17.00
UPL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. UPL: -17.00 )
UPL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 139.6
Current: -17

0
139.6
EPS Growth (%) -20.00
UPL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. UPL: -20.00 )
UPL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20   Max: 189.2
Current: -20

-20
189.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

UPL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 656,391 sh (New)
George Soros 417,000 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 33,400 sh (+110.06%)
Ruane Cunniff 501,940 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 120,000 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds 303,700 sh (unchged)
George Soros 700,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 1,300,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Private Capital 1,008,788 sh (-5.25%)
Richard Snow 98,940 sh (-57.04%)
Steven Cohen 9,045 sh (-93.35%)
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Q2 2013

UPL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mariko Gordon 145,329 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 31,527 sh (+248.56%)
Ruane Cunniff 501,940 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 1,300,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 500,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Meridian Funds Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Private Capital 992,938 sh (-1.57%)
Richard Snow 93,064 sh (-5.94%)
Prem Watsa 13,400 sh (-59.88%)
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Q3 2013

UPL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

David Dreman 173,388 sh (New)
Jim Simons 924,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 75,383 sh (+139.11%)
Richard Snow 120,094 sh (+29.04%)
Private Capital 1,058,118 sh (+6.56%)
Ruane Cunniff 501,940 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 13,400 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon 145,133 sh (-0.13%)
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Q4 2013

UPL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Prem Watsa 32,500 sh (+142.54%)
David Dreman 379,860 sh (+119.08%)
Richard Snow 124,130 sh (+3.36%)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 144,274 sh (-0.59%)
Private Capital 584,284 sh (-44.78%)
Jim Simons 298,810 sh (-67.69%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UPL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Add 119.08%0.34%$18.36 - $21.88 $ 29.3844%379860
Ruane Cunniff 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$18.36 - $21.88 $ 29.3844%0
Prem Watsa 2013-12-31 Add 142.54%0.03%$18.36 - $21.88 $ 29.3844%32500
David Dreman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.32%$19.89 - $22.53 $ 29.3839%173388
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.22%$18.74 - $24.04 $ 29.3837%0
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 New Buy0.14%$18.74 - $24.04 $ 29.3837%145329
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$18.74 - $24.04 $ 29.3837%0
Prem Watsa 2013-06-30 Reduce -59.88%0.01%$18.74 - $24.04 $ 29.3837%13400
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.1%$16 - $20.75 $ 29.3861%417000
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.09%$16 - $20.75 $ 29.3861%0
Prem Watsa 2013-03-31 Add 110.06%0.01%$16 - $20.75 $ 29.3861%33400
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 19.10
UPL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. UPL: 19.10 )
UPL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.95   Max: 52.96
Current: 19.1

5.95
52.96
P/S 4.86
UPL's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. UPL: 4.86 )
UPL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.61   Max: 24.49
Current: 4.86

2.61
24.49
EV-to-EBIT 18.93
UPL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. UPL: 18.93 )
UPL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 49.8
Current: 18.93

8.8
49.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.43
UPL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. UPL: 0.43 )
UPL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.79
Current: 0.43

0.31
1.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
UPL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. UPL: 5.30 )
UPL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 11.4
Current: 5.3

2
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.75
UPL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.69 vs. UPL: -6.75 )
UPL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12   Max: 102.6
Current: -6.75

-12
102.6

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:UPM.Germany
Ultra Petroleum Corporation was originally incorporated on November 14, 1979, under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Since March 2000, it has operated under the laws of The Yukon Territory, Canada. The Company is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties. Its main business activities are in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming and the north-central Pennsylvania area of the Appalachian Basin. The Company's operations in southwest Wyoming includes developing its long-life natural gas reserves in a tight gas sand trend located in the Green River Basin with targets in the sands of the upper Cretaceous Lance Pool in the Pinedale and Jonah fields. The Lance Pool, as administered by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, includes sands of both the Lance and Mesaverde in the Pinedale and Jonah fields area of Sublette County, Wyoming. As of December 31, 2012, Ultra owned interests in approximately 84,000 gross acres in Wyoming covering approximately 190 square miles. The Company's operations in north-central Pennsylvania are focused on assessing, exploring and developing its position in the Marcellus Shale and other horizons. At December 31, 2012, the Company owned interests in approximately 497,000 gross acres in Pennsylvania. The Company sells all of its natural gas production to a diverse group of third-party, non-affiliated entities in a portfolio of transactions of various durations and prices. Historically, the Company's customers were predominately located in the western United States — mainly California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as the Front Range area of Colorado and in Utah. The Company markets its Wyoming condensate to various purchasers, which are mainly refiners in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. The Company competes with numerous other companies in virtually all facets of its business. The competitors in development, exploration, acquisitions and production include major integrated oil and natural gas companies as well as numerous independents, including many that have greater resources. The Company's exploration, drilling and production activities from wells and natural gas facilities, including the operation and construction of pipelines, plants and other facilities for transporting, processing, treating or storing oil, natural gas and other products are subject to stringent federal, state and local laws and regulations governing environmental quality, including those relating to oil spills and pollution control.

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